Sherri Shepherd to Permanently Host 'The Wendy Williams Show' Amid Wendy’s Slow Health Recovery

Sherri Shepherd to Permanently Host 'The Wendy Williams Show' Amid Wendy’s Slow Health Recovery

  • Sherri Shepherd is scheduled to permanently replace award-winning TV host Wendy Williams on The Wendy Williams Show
  • This comes following Wendy's battle with various health issues that have seen her health deteriorating
  • Wendy Williams' spokesperson has however debunked rumours that her illness is due to drug abuse

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Wendy Williams is not coming back for the 13th season of The Wendy Williams Show due to ill health.

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Sherri Shepherd is set to replace Wendy Williams as the new host of 'The Wendy Williams Show'. Image: David Livingston/Getty Images and Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
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But not to worry, Sherri Shepherd will be taking the reigns from Williams to become the new host of the talk show. Deadline reports that Shepherd is finalising the deal to become the permanent host of The Wendy Williams Show.

Shepherd has been filling in for Wendy as a guest host since the beginning of the show's 13th season and, according to various reports, the show's ratings skyrocketed. The publication further revealed that the show, named after the host, Wendy Williams, is most likely to be renamed.

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A close source also told People that Williams was not coming back as she was recovering slower than expected. However, the source also took the opportunity to rubbish rumours that Wendy has suffered a stroke and she is on drugs.

"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," added the unidentified source.

Anele Mdoda excited after interviewing US talk show host Wendy Williams

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In other entertainment news, Briefly News reported that TV and radio personality Anele Mdoda took to social media to excitedly share that she interviewed US talk show host Wendy Williams.

The South African media personality said she could not hold back her excitement despite possibly violating an embargo.

She posted a picture of the virtual interview with the feisty Williams and captioned it:

"I am probably embargoed but Tsek Kubo!!! Miss Wendy Williams."

Source: Briefly News

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