Amid her extended leave from her self-titled talk show, The Wendy Williams Show, additional guest hosts have been announced to fill-in for Wendy Williams over the next two weeks.
While she’s been on a hiatus since the holidays, stepping in for the New Jersey TV/radio vet were Don Lemon, Page Six TV and Variety‘s Elizabeth Wagmeister, actor/comedian Heather McDonald, and more recently, Nick Cannon, who’ll host from February 4th until the 6th.
In addition to the aforementioned, PageSix reports that Orange Is The New Black actor Jason Biggs will also step in on February 7th as Keke Palmer closes out the week on the 8th. Also, they say Sherri Shepherd will step in for the 11th and 12th, and Michael Rapaport for the 13th, then Jerry O’Connell for February 14th and 15th.
Furthermore, earlier this month The Hunter family shared the below message updating fans on Wendy’s illness and recovery.
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A Note from The Hunter Family As Wendy Williams Hunter previously shared, she fractured her shoulder and has been on the mend. Over the past few days, Wendy has experienced complications regarding her Graves’ Disease that will require treatment. Wendy will be under the strict supervision of her physicians, and as part of her care, there will be significant time spent in the hospital. Despite her strong desire to return, she is taking a necessary, extended break from her show to focus on her personal and physical well-being. Wendy thanks everyone in advance for their well-wishes and for respecting her and The Hunter Family's privacy during this time. Statement from Debmar-Mercury For over ten years, Wendy has been a vital part of the Debmar-Mercury family. We wholeheartedly support Wendy in this decision to take the time she needs and we will welcome her back with open arms the moment she is ready. The Wendy Williams Show will air repeat episodes the week of January 21st and will produce original episodes with a variety of hosts starting the week of January 28th.