Wendy Williams Not Returning To TV, Sherri Shepherd Set To Be Permanent Replacement

Posted February 8, 2022 by with 12 comments

She was fun to watch (in a train wreck kind of way), but Wendy Williams was also a nasty and unnecessarily cruel bitch, so she won’t be missed by everyone. Via People:

Wendy Williams’ continued absence from The Wendy Williams Show will remain for the “rest of” season 13, a source close to the situation tells PEOPLE.

“Wendy won’t be returning to the show for the rest of this season. Her healing is going slower than everyone had hoped. She continues to deal with a number of medical issues, including Graves’ disease, and she and her team are taking it one day at a time,” the source says.

“But reports of a stroke, drugs or addiction issues or a dementia diagnosis are all false. Whether Wendy can return in the fall will depend on how her healing goes over the summer. Her health is the most important thing,” the source adds.

On Tuesday, TMZ reported that Sherri Shepherd will be named as the show’s “permanent guest host.” When Shepherd, 54, first hosted in November 2021 ratings soared to the highest it’s been all season. The actress has guest-hosted multiple times since.

I only know Sherri Shepherd from that time she said “ham” on 30 Rock, so who knows if she’ll be any better than Wendy.