Wendy Williams to return to TV show after two-month absence


Wendy Williams is set to return to her eponymous TV show after a two-month absence.

The presenter, 54, has been on hiatus from The Wendy Williams Show since last December (18), but is set to return to her regular role on 4 March (19), representatives for the show’s production company, Debmar-Mercury, announced in a statement on Thursday (21Feb19).

“Wendy Williams is an incredible talent with the most unique voice in daytime,” it read. We can’t wait to welcome her back to her iconic purple chair on the set of her show.

“We so appreciate all of the guest hosts and panellists who filled in for Wendy during this time. These people are, and always will be, true family to the show. And we want to thank all of the loyal and supportive fans who have been with us for 10 years now.”

Nick Cannon, Michael Rapaport and Jerry O’Connell helped fill in for Williams, whose absence was a result of her ongoing battle with Graves‘ disease.

While guest hosting the show, Cannon passed on a message from Williams to her audience.
“She said she wanted to speak as a family unit and her, (her husband) Kevin and (her son) Little Kevin, they said they are all good,” he shared, amid rumours of marital woes. “The love and the passion is still there because that’s what you need in times like this.”

In a separate statement, Williams thanked everyone working on the show for their work and commitment.

“Salute to Debmar-Mercury for believing from the start and thanks to my staff for tirelessly holding it down for me,” she said.