The GRAMMY winner made her official debut as co-host on Tuesday's episode of The Talk, joining Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood at the table. Eve (real name Eve Jeffers Cooper) appeared on the show as a guest co-host two weeks earlier.
"Honestly, I am the most excited I've been in a long, long time," Eve said as she took a seat at the table for the first time as co-host. "I feel like the first day of school. My face hurts from smiling. I am so honored to be here with you ladies. Thank you so much for having me. Thank you!"
"The real, real, real reaction was, 'Oh my god, oh sh*t!'" Eve told ET's Kevin Frazier after the show. "Because I live in London [with] my husband and my dog. But at the same time, this is such an amazing opportunity and amazing platform, I would not have missed this for the world."
"I just love the passion, and that somebody's willing to fly from London and be part time with her family," Gilbert said, while Julie Chen reveals it was her own mother who gave Eve the stamp of approval.
"She said, 'She has a kind of aura, and [it's not] The Eve Show. She just looked like she fit in,'" Chen explained. "I was like, 'Alright Mama Chen, I'll put the vote in the ballot box.'"
"She had done so many things and now that she wants to take on this arena, I just respect her so much," Osbourne added of her new co-host. "We're all so different, and this brings such a different element to our table... So we love her."
ET spoke with Chen about finding a new co-host in August, just several weeks after Tyler left the show, where she compared the casting process to speed dating.
"I feel like we're dating now. Us four ladies of The Talk are going on many dates with many other women just to see who is the right fit," she revealed. "It's like a relationship, it's like a marriage, you know? Gotta go on a lot of dates before you propose."
"I will say this, I've been working in television a long time and I'm an avid TV watcher. Casting a partner on-air, whether it's one of five, one of two, is a very difficult thing because it's that thing we always talk about, chemistry," she added.