Wendy Williams Reportedly ‘Never’ Returning to Talk Show, Network Allegedly Planning to Rebrand and Hire Full-Time Replacement

Wendy williamsThe talk show reign is reportedly coming to an official end after months of struggles for health.

Anonymous insiders reportedly say “The Wendy Williams Show” host, who has been on hiatus from her talk show since September amid health complications, will “never return” to her hostess seat and that the search for its permanent replacement is quietly underway.

Apparently, the combination of Williams’ struggles for health and the continuously strong viewership ratings in his absence is what has prompted studio executives to rename the show and continue it without its namesake.

“No one expected ratings to go up 32 percent without Wendy,” Radar Online reported, her anonymous source said. “The backup hosts were supposed to keep the show lights on until Wendy was well enough to return. It was assumed that without Wendy the audience would not watch, but this has not been the case. In fact, when Sherri Shepherd took over, she not only retained all of Wendy’s fans, but also attracted a whole new audience. That’s why the search has changed from finding a temporary replacement to a full-time one. “

Shepherd, who will return to the show as a guest host the week of December 13-17, is reportedly the favorite for the full-time concert, with a source saying the job is “Sherri to lose. She is choice number one. “

The Hollywood gossip queen updated fans on her health earlier this month, revealing that while her recovery was “taking longer than we expected,” she planned to return to her purple chair as soon as she and her doctors did. ” all agree that I’m ready. ” “

Her brother, Tommy Williams, debunked rumors that Wendy was showing early signs of early-onset dementia and was confined to a wheelchair, telling The Sun that the two had discussed post-show plans for her each time she quit. to your seat. “We have talked about different things,” he said. “They’ve definitely turned to a few different ideas, all of which I know will succeed, but time will tell.”

Sherri Shepherd returns as a guest host on “The Wendy Williams Show” and is rumored to be the favorite to replace her permanently. @ wendyshow / Instagram

“I do believe that anything, publishing your career on television, if that were the case, would involve young people and people who dream of doing something in the media,” he added.

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