‘Wendy Williams Show’ Continues Revolving Door of Fill-In Hosts

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Wendy Williams won’t be returning to her purple chair before February 2022.

Instead, The Wendy Williams Show will be hosted by six different celebrities throughout the month of January as Williams continues her medical leave, the show’s production team announced Wednesday on Instagram.

First up are Remy Ma and Fat Joe for the first week of January. They’ll be followed by actor Michael Rapaport in the second week of the month. Comedian Kym Whitley alongside comic “Finesse” Mitchell will guest host over the third week of the month, and finally Star Jones will wrap up the last week of January.

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Wendy’s fans are worried the 57-year-old will be signing off for good in the near future, and clamored for answers in the comments section of Wednesday’s post.

“Just say Wendy ain’t coming back!” @e.bly77 wrote.

@yassineofzo added: “So when are y’all planning to announce Wendy isn’t coming back??? Because it’s getting kinda obvious, at least to me.”

@_jada_x wrote: “Dang. Wendy’s never coming back huh? Wishing her well. Hopefully if this is the end of her show, she is able to retire and enjoy her life.”

Due to ongoing health complications, Williams has not hosted a single episode of the daytime talk show since the  season 13 premiere on Oct. 18.

As previously reported, the season’s premiere date was pushed back several times due to Williams contracting a breakthrough case of COVID-19, and complications from her previous diagnosis of Graves’ Disease.

Last month, the daytime diva opened up about her health condition in an Instagram post. “I know enough to listen to my doctors and will return to my purple chair as soon as we all agree I’m ready,” she said in part of her statement.

Although she didn’t offer any specifics on the extent of her ongoing health problems.