Wendy Williams Is Supposedly Enraged with Leah Remini as Replacement Host Due to Health Issues

Wendy Williams Updates: Wendy Williams is said to be disappointed with her producers’ shortlisting of suitable alternative hosts, particularly Leah Remini. Due to Williams’ health issues, the producers of The Wendy Williams Show were forced to postpone the Season 13 premiere in September.

The former The Talk co-host will be sitting in Williams’ purple chair when the show returns on Tuesday. According to sources close to Williams, she did not approve of Remini hosting the show.

“No one sought Wendy’s approval before hiring Leah,” a source told Radar Online. “They’ll claim they’re protecting Wendy and don’t want to bother her when she’s healing, and yet her name should be above the front door, and she should have been consulted on this.” Remini is now only hosting the event until the close of this week, and no replacement has been announced.

“It’s a disaster,” said Radar’s source. “CNN’s Don Lemon and a few other hosts have already said no to join the line-up. Wendy’s ratings plummeted the last time she was replaced by panels of D-list celebrities. Everyone wants to see Wendy, not Bevy Smith or Michael Yo. It’s a thankless job that will almost certainly irritate Wendy if you accept it.”

According to the source, Williams was “enraged” when Jerry O’Connell filled in for her because she thought he was only auditioning for his own show right now. (In the end, O’Connell was hired to replace Sharon Osborne on The Talk.)

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Wendy producers announced on September 9 that Williams would be unable to do promotional work for Season 13 ahead of the scheduled September 20 premiere. After the producers revealed she had tested positive for a rare case of COVID-19.

Williams also missed that date, so the premiere was pushed back to Monday. On October 12, producers announced that guest hosts and panels would take Williams’ place. They also revealed some information about Williams’ health.

She is improving, but she is having serious complications as a result of Graves’ Disease and her thyroid condition. It has been determined that she will need more time before she can resume her live hosting duties “The statement read as follows: “Wendy has been a valued and steadfast member of the Debmar-Mercury family for the past 12 years. We want her health to take precedence over everything else.

Wendy viewers tuned in on Monday to see Bevy Smith, Elizabeth Wagmeister, Michael Yo, and Devyn Simone discuss the day’s issues in place of Williams. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, Remini will host.

Remini co-hosted The Talk’s first season and now hosts the Game Show Network Show People Puzzler. She received two Emmys for her work on the A&E series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.

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