Amanda Seales Makes Her Debut As THE REAL’s New Co-Host And Mixed-ish’s Arica Himmel Stops By!

On Monday, January 6, the ladies of The Real welcomed new fifth co-host Amanda Seales!

Amanda makes her debut as the new permanent co-host in today’s show and it’s an emotional moment as the other hosts welcome her.  She explains how guest co-hosting made her realize The Real was a place she could just be herself.

The ladies recap last night’s Golden Globe awards and discuss social media comments about celebrity lives. Is it ok to post something you would never say in person?

And Arica Himmel from stops by to talk about Mixed-ish and reveals how Teyana Taylor and Tracee Ellis Ross have influenced her life!

Amanda Seales Is The New Co-Host Of The Real!

Loni Love: Let’s not keep you in suspense any longer – as you can see, we’ve switched up seats a little bit…

Jeannie Mai: I got some more leg room…

Loni: There you go!

Adrienne Houghton: Tam is over here on this side now!

Tamera Mowry-Housley: I love you guys!

Adrienne: Come on down, girl!

Loni: We spruced up the set a little bit and we have an empty chair here.

Loni: So. We’re excited to announce who is going to fill it. She’s a comedian, an actress that you know from HBO’s hit show Insecure, she’s an author, she’s someone who’s been guest co-hosting, and so we said, “You know what? Let’s just make it permanent!”

Loni: Please welcome the newest member of our family, the new co-host of The Real, Amanda Seales!

[Amanda dances out to The Real theme song. Confetti drops and she takes her seat]

Jeannie: I love it, I love it, I love it, I love it! I love it!

Adrienne: Surprise!

Loni: Yes, I’m still here bitches, I ain’t goin’ nowhere!

Adrienne: Wrong rumor, wrong rumor!

Loni: No, it was the wrong – there were so many rumors, you guys. But Amanda, this is your seat now – how does it feel to be in the chair?

Amanda Seales: I’m tripping right now. Keep talking, keep talking.

Tamera: Are you getting emotional Amanda? Well, I just have to say, we get emotional at this table and it’s ok!

Jeannie: Yeah!

Tamera: It’s ok! It’s ok!

Jeannie: Tell us what’s going on.

[Amanda covers her face.]

Loni: What are you feeling right now?

Jeannie: What’s going through the mind? Like, emotions, tell us everything.

Amanda: I didn’t expect to cry! I’m a G!

Tamera: It happens!

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