‘The Wendy Williams Show’ Announces Temporary Host

Credit: Wendy Williams/Instagram

Nick Cannon is temporarily taking over The Wendy Williams Show.

The daytime talk show announced  the news Tuesday on Instagram, revealing that Cannon will step in as a guest host on Monday, Feb. 4th, Tuesday, Feb. 5th and Wednesday, Feb. 6th.

“Friend to the show and host of Fox’s The Masked Singer and MTV’s Wild n’ Out, @nickcannon will be guest hosting The Wendy Williams Show on Monday, February 4th, Tuesday, February 5th & Wednesday, February 6th,” the announcement reads. “The new hour-long episodes will include Wendy’s staple Hot Topics segment, ‘Ask Wendy,’celebrity interviews and more!”

Many fans were pleased with the show’s choice, with one person commenting on the post: “Nick will do a great job. Plus, he’s easy on the eyes and very funny.”

“I’m glad Nick will be hosting by himself I don’t like the group panels,” someone else said.

News of the 38-year-old entertainer’s gig on Wendy comes 12 days after Wendy Williams’ family revealed she’s taking time off from the show to treat her Graves disease diagnosis. 

“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,” the statement uploaded to Twitter read. “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.”

Additionally, Williams is reportedly considering a relocation from her home in New Jersey to Manhattan where Wendy is taped.

“There’s been talk of her moving for her health and life to improve,” a source told Us Weekly on Wednesday.

Wendy airs weekdays on Fox-owned stations.