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Wendy Williams Show comes to an end

For 13 years queen of gossip, Wendy Williams officially ended her TV run of “The Wendy Williams Show”. Williams, whose health took a turn for the worse had to be sidelined from her show since July 2021. A bunch of hosts have filled in for her. TV personality and comedian, Sherri Shepherd, filled in during most of season 13 and hosted the grand finale last Friday, which Williams did not appear on.

Despite Wendy’s absence, a montage of highlights from her 13-year run was aired for her fans and a shot of her famous purple chair, empty, was posted symbolically to Williams’ social media accounts.

The final original episode of The Wendy Williams Show will air on Friday, June 17th with a video tribute to the iconic host. The series comes to an end after 13 successful years in syndication,” a spokesperson for the show told Variety.

The 57-year-old TV host, who has been the show’s original host since its premiere in 2009, has not been on the air in her famous purple chair since 2020 following a series of health issues. Williams has Graves’ disease, an autoimmune disorder affecting the thyroid.

Since her two-year absence from the show, a number of guest hosts have filled in, including Leah Remini, Fat Joe and Remy Ma. Most recently, the show has been hosted by former co-host of The View, Sherri Shepherd, who will host the show’s series finale.

Williams’ ex-husband Kevin Hunter, who was also an executive producer of the show, called the final episode a “travesty”.
In a statement online he said: “It is the first time in the history of talk shows for this to be done, especially for a show that has been on for more than 10 years. There is absolutely no reason why a bigger celebration that involved Wendy couldn’t happen,” he said of the programme’s “unceremonious departure”.

Meanwhile, according to online reports, Williams is ready to begin the next chapter of her career and might be heading off into the world of podcasts, with iTunes so fans will still be able to get their fix of the daytime icon and radio show legend.

Source: IOL

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