Wendy Williams claims she’s returning to her show ‘bigger and brighter’
Written by torresanz on March 17, 2022
How YOU doin’, Wendy?
Wendy Williams curiously claimed to “Good Morning America” that she’s going to be returning to her eponymous daytime talk show despite Sherri Shepherd already being named as her successor.
“This is what I would to say to my Wendy Watchers: Keep watching because I’m going to be back on the ‘Wendy Show’ bigger and brighter than ever,” Williams, who declined to appear on camera for the chat, told the morning show in a phone interview.
Given the wild proclamation, Page Six reached out to the show’s rep for comment – who referred them to Debmar-Mercury’s February press release announcing Shepherd’s new talk show “Sherri.”
A source close to the production company also says that Debmar-Mercury is “100 percent committed” to Shepherd’s show this fall, having locked in slots with Fox and developing plans to expand to other station groups.
The insider did add that if and when Williams felt ready to return to a daily live show, Debmar-Mercury would support her, but it certainly wouldn’t be in three months as all of the company’s slots are filled.
Reps for Debmar-Mercury didn’t immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.
Williams, 57, also told “GMA” that she’s “very comfortable” with the idea of going back to work, claiming that her “partners with the show, everybody’s ready.” When pushed on that, she said give her three months.
“There are private things that I have to deal with and then I’ll be ready to come back and be free and ready to do my thing,” she shared, noting it has nothing to do with her health or battle with Graves’ disease.
Making the statement even odder is the fact that Williams’ personal rep, Howard Bragman, previously said that the shock jock “understood” why Shepherd was taking over for her.
“She, more than anyone, understands the reality of syndicated television — you can’t go to the marketplace and sell a show that’s the ‘Maybe Wendy Show,’” Bragman said.
“She understands why this decision was made from a business point of view, and she has been assured by Debmar-Mercury that should her health get to a point where she can host again and should her desire be that she hosts again that she would be back on TV at that time.”
Williams later denied on her new Instagram account giving Bragman the authority to post on her behalf in regards to any business involving Debmar-Mercury.
The “Wendy Williams Experience” author has been on a hiatus from her daytime talk show since July 2021.
Wendy Williams also hit back at her bank Wells Fargo’s claims that she needs a guardian to oversee her affairs, telling “Good Morning America” Thursday she does not “want that.”
“They say that I need somebody to handle my accounts, and I don’t want that. I want all my money,” Williams told the ABC morning show during a phone interview.
“I want to see all my money that I worked hard for my entire life. My entire life,” she continued. “I don’t lie, and I don’t cheat, and I don’t steal. I am an honest, hardworking person.”
As Page Six previously reported, Wells Fargo froze the former shock jockette’s accounts after claiming she was an “incapacitated person” who needed a guardianship, which she denied.
Source: Page Six