Wendy Williams claims she is returning to her daytime talk show
How are you, Wendy?
Wendy Williams oddly claimed to “Good Morning America” that she would be returning to her eponymous daytime talk show despite Sherri Shepherd having already been named as her successor.
“That’s what I would say to my Wendy Watchers: keep watching because I’m going to be back on the ‘Wendy Show’ bigger and brighter than ever,” said Williams, who declined to appear before the camera for chat, says the morning show in a telephone interview.
Given the wild proclamation, Page Six reached out to the show’s rep for comment — who referred us to Debmar-Mercury’s February press release announcing Shepherd’s new “Sherri” talk show.
A source close to the production company also told us that Debmar-Mercury is “100% committed” to Shepherd’s show this fall, having locked slots with Fox and developing plans to expand to others. station groups.
Our insider added that if and when the company feels Williams is ready to return to a daily live show, Debmar-Mercury will support her, but it certainly won’t be three months from now as all of the company’s slots are filled.
Representatives for Debmar-Mercury did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.
Williams, 57, also told “GMA” she was “very comfortable” with the idea of returning to work, saying her “partners with the show, everyone is ready.” When pushed on this, she said to give it three months.
“There are private things that I have to deal with and then I will be ready to come back and be free and ready to do my thing,” she shared, noting that it has nothing to do with her health. or his battle with Graves’ disease.
What makes the statement even stranger is the fact that Williams’ personal representative, Howard Bragman, previously said the shock athlete “understands” why Shepherd is taking over for her.
“She, more than anyone, understands the reality of syndicated television — you can’t go out there and sell a show that’s the ‘Maybe Wendy Show,'” Bragman said.
“She understands why this decision was made from a business perspective, and Debmar-Mercury assured her that if her health reached a point where she could host again and if her desire was for her to host again that she would be back on television at that time.
Williams then denied on her new Instagram account giving Bragman authority to post on her behalf regarding any business involving Debmar-Mercury.
The “Wendy Williams Experience” author has been on hiatus from her daytime talk show since July 2021.