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Wendy Williams Not Slated to Return to Host Television Show Until at Least February 2022

The latest news coming from The Wendy Williams Show is that the controversial talk show host won’t be making a return until February 2022 at the earliest.

Just last month, the word from the producers of the show was that Williams was on her way to recovery and should be back on the talk show soon. The show was on hiatus after Williams had health issues related to Graves disease and coronavirus. After having the show’s season debut was postponed three times, producers decided to premiere the show with guest hosts until Williams was well enough to return.

The latest Instagram post from the show listed several guests through the month of January, leading to speculation that we won’t see Williams in the chair until at least February. In the meantime, the list of hosts who will start the next calendar year are:

Hip-Hop artists’ Fat Joe and Remy Ma (January 3-7), filmmaker and actor Michael Rapaport (January 10-14), comedians Kym Whitley and Finesse Mitchell (January 17-21) and ending the month with a return to hosting duties, Sherrie Shepherd (January 24-28).

“The Wendy Williams Show’ Returns with All-New Episodes in the New Year!
@fatjoe & @remyma, @michaelrapaport, @kymwhitley & @finessemitchell and @sherrieshepherd are all set to guest host this January.”


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Last month, while there have been guest hosts filling her slot on The Wendy Williams Show as she recovers from a COVID-related sickness and another bout with Graves Disease, rumors had swirled that the talk show host was in a wheelchair and may be dealing with the early effects of dementia.

However, her brother Tommy had spoken with The Sun to refute the talk surrounding his sister’s mental health.

Three months ago, the show’s official Instagram account revealed Williams had tested positive for COVID-19. TMZ also reported that Williams voluntarily admitted herself into a New York City hospital for a psych evaluation. The hospitalization came after the talk show host’s COVID diagnosis was confirmed. At the time, Her brother, Tommy gave her fans an update on his sister’s condition, letting them know she’s pushing through.

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