Wendy Williams says other talk show hosts look ‘disgusting’ while working from home amid lockdown
Talk show host Wendy Williams thinks TV hosts look terrible while working from home in quarantine.
The 55-year-old Emmy nominee admitted in a new interview that she was "reluctant" to film 'The Wendy Williams Show' from home after watching other talk show hosts work remotely.
In a conversation with CNN on Tuesday, May 5, Williams said her competitors look "disgusting" while appearing online with their at-home looks. “I’m just saying," she quipped.
The 'Ask Wendy' author told the outlet she eventually agreed to film at her apartment after her production team was able to convince her. According to her, it felt weird at first to not have a live studio audience. However, she then remembered how she worked as a radio personality for years.
“If it wasn’t for radio, I could not do this quarantine thing from home properly,” she explained. “I’ve so enjoyed this 11, going on 12, years of doing the talk show with the studio and hundreds of people and clapping and the immediate response. I’ve so enjoyed that, but it is much easier for me as a host to be here at home, with no audience, because it’s always been about description. You know, I’ve been a radio host longer than I’ve been a TV host, so yes, right. Thank God for radio.”
Williams claimed she virtually has no control of the equipment that is used to film in her kitchen, adding that it is exactly how she wanted to set it up. However, she admitted she does her own hair and makeup.
“I have the same person come over every single day. He’s on time. He flips the switches, he sits over there, away from me. We get it done,” she told CNN. “Then my computer shows a whole gang of people from production. … We work so well as a team. I’m enjoying this process.”
Williams says in her free time she loves to stalk people from her window with binoculars. Besides, she often orders takeout and hangs with Chit Chat and My Way, her two rescue cats who allegedly run from the camera.
Williams says she's in a positive place at the moment, but cannot wait to get back to the studio.
"Until I get the thumbs up, I'm not leaving the house. I enjoy my surroundings. I enjoy my apartment. I've got plenty of cat food, kitty litter, I've got plenty of food here. My cable works, you know, it smells beautiful. It looks beautiful in here. I have a perfect view of everything," she said.
However, she says she will probably "sleepover in my office" once the world gets up and running.
"I will probably be the one to sleep over in my office the night before, and I will be the one to unlock the door and turn on the lights and welcome everyone back."
The former radio jockey has hosted 'The Wendy Williams Show' since 2008. In January, she divorced her show's former producer, Kevin Hunter, after 22 years of marriage.