Wendy Williams is responding to the news that Sherri will replace The Wendy Williams Show this fall. In a Deadline statement issued by Williams' rep Howard Bragman, she shared her thoughts on frequent Wendy guest host Sherri Shepherd and possible future plans.
It’s been a challenging time for Wendy as she deals with her health issues. She is incredibly grateful to Debmar-Mercury, to Sherri and everybody else who has supported the show through this time.
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. 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.