WENDY Williams’ brother Tommy Williams Jr shut down the rumors that the daytime host is suffering from dementia amid her months-long absence from her daytime talk show. While The Wendy Williams Show’s Instagram has released several explanations as to why the 57-year-old host has not yet returned to her purple chair.
Sherri Shepherd (Sherri Shepherd) came to host Wendy Williams (Wendy Williams) show, won the ratings championship. Williams withdrew from TV shows in the second half of 2021 after testing positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) and other ongoing health complications. The show has been postponed from its original scheduled premiere date on September 20 to October 18, when the guest host provided Williams as a substitute.
Shepard is not only a versatile actor, but also a ratings champion. The Friends alum is the co-host of The View, and she has been used to talking about the latest hot topics for seven seasons. Shepard replaced Williams in season 13 and was loved by fans who liked her way of interpreting pop culture.
According to The Wrap, during the week that Shepherd was the guest host, the show received a 0.9 rating for the week ending November 7. This is an increase from the season’s premiere week of the show, which received a score of 0.8.
The Wendy Williams show has seen celebrity guest hosts such as Michael Rappaport and Whitney Cummings. Leah Remini and Michelle Visage co-hosted the first week and just confirmed that they will be back to the front of the show in two full weeks.
A source told Radar Online that the executives on the daytime talk show were said to be “obsessed with Leah”, “that’s why they brought her back to host for another two weeks.”
“Her ratings are very high, and all employees like to work with her. She makes it so simple and fun,” the insider added.
There is no news about Shepherd’s return to the show, but with the rise in ratings, it is difficult to justify not letting her come back, because fans love her too.
After Shepard finished her performance as the guest host of the Wendy Williams Show, the production staff shared a photo of the star and the date of her comedy tour. Fans took this opportunity to express their wish that Shepherd will return as a guest host because they like the atmosphere of performing with her.
“If Wendy can’t be here, then leave Shirley!” a fan said.
“Let Wendy be the master before she returns,” one follower added.
Williams revealed in a statement posted on the show’s official Instagram account that the host continued to “make progress” in her health.
“This is just one of the things that takes longer than we expected,” she added. “I am a woman of a certain age. I know enough to listen to my doctor. Once we all agree that I am ready, I will return to my purple chair.”
The Wendy Williams Show is co-aired at different times and channels across the United States.