The final episode of “The Wendy Williams Show” aired June 17, after 13 successful seasons, without Wendy Williams herself.
Williams hasn’t publicly acknowledged that her show is ending but through her team they revealed that Williams decided not to be in attendance to bid her audience a final farewell but there will be a video montage played in her honor.
“The Wendy Williams Show” debuted in 2009 where she made front page news week after week due to her controversial opinions.
Williams hasn’t hosted her show since 2020 due to her health. In her absence, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Leah Remini, Michael Rapaport, and Sherri Shepherd were selected as guest host.
Sherry Shepherd was going to replace Wendy Williams but it was later decided that “The Wendy Williams Show” would end in the fall and chose Shepherd to start her own daytime talk show titled, “Sherri,” that would run in its place.
“This show was specifically crafted for her. No one can do this format but Wendy, nobody can sit in a purple chair and sip the tea like Wendy Williams,” Shepherd said. “Wendy Williams created a unique brand that folks are always gonna love and talk about.”
Due to an ongoing dispute with Shepherd, Williams admitted that she would not watch Shepherd’s new show “Sherri.” Williams has said that she would like the opportunity to have a sit down with Shepherd.