'Big comeback': Wendy Williams 'jealous' of guest host Sherri Shepherd, plans return
Sources say Wendy Williams is 'crazy jealous' as the show ratings sky-rocketed with guest host Sherri Shepherd, leaving her 'sitting on the sidelines'
Wendy Williams is reportedly 'jealous' of how the ratings for her TV show 'The Wendy Williams Show' sky rocketed when Sherri Shepherd took over in her absense. Rumors are floating around the host's return or possible non-return.
The ratings during the thirteenth season of the show boomed as audiences tuned in to watch guest host Sherri Shepherd interact with fans. A fan said to The Sun, "Sherri is the closest to Wendy that her fans are going to get, and she’s funny!"
A source that is close to the show's production department shared with HollywoodLife that Wendy Williams is planning on making a "big comeback." The source also specified that, "If anybody thinks Wendy is done with television and show business in general, they’re sadly mistaken. Wendy has been in this industry almost her entire life and she’s definitely preparing to make a big comeback." Continuing with their comments, the source added, "She’s feeling better every day and has every intention on coming back to her show, and even wants to work on some other projects in the upcoming year. Wendy never planned on not returning so that’s not something that’s even on her radar."
When will Wendy return?
Earlier in December, The Wendy Williams Show announced that the show will return in 2022. They said the return of the new season may not include Wendy, the star host. Wendy is still fighting her battle against Graves' disease. Not many updates have been received about her current health condition which is making fans wonder whether she will be back or not. Several guest hosts like Sherri Shepherd and Michael Rappaport have appeared on the show. In the coming episodes, guest hosts Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Kym Whitley, and Finesse Mitchell have been named.
Another source said to The Sun, "Wendy can't stand watching people fill in for her. She just can't, and especially someone like Sherri who is getting the love from her own audience. Wendy gets crazy jealous, and having to sit on the sidelines is eating her up but there's no way around it. The show must continue and when Sherri's on, the numbers go up."
The insider also reported that Wendy was growing more and more frustrated during the time she had taken off for her medical reasons. The producers of the show said, "Each of the outstanding guest hosts brings a unique and distinctive style to the successful ‘Wendy' format with their individual personalities while also making sure that Wendy’s show remains consistent for the loyal Wendy watchers."
What exactly happened to Wendy?
Back in September this year, the police got a 911 call from Wendy's apartment in Manhattan. The call said a 57-year old woman was in need of psychiatric services. Wendy was reportedly struggling with addiction and she was constantly drinking everyday. She was reportedly even drinkng while filming the show.