Wendy Williams Not Returning to Show in February as Show Confirms New Guest Hosts

Wendy Williams has been off her talk show for the current season following serious health issues. Production of the live show has continued without Williams and a rotation of guest hosts has taken over the “Hot Topics” segment. Fans that were hopeful Williams would make her triumphant comeback will have to wait a little longer. The show just announced the lineup of guest hosts for the month of February.

Wendy Williams smiling as she sits in a chair
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‘The Wendy Williams Show’ announces guest hosts for February 2022

February will be another month without Williams returning to her purple chair. The queen of daytime will continue to be out of her namesake show as production has confirmed the guest hosts that will appear in the second month of the year.

For the week starting Jan. 31, Michael Rapaport will come back to dish on the latest news in pop culture. Starting the week of Feb. 7, Fat Joe and Remy Ma will take over the hosting duties. Sherri Shepherd will return to helm the show starting Feb. 21 through Feb. 25. Rapaport will once again be the lead host on the week of Feb. 28 and that will take him through Mar. 4.

There’s no word as to when Williams will be returning to the show or if she will be hosting again this season.

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Fans react to new guest hosts

After the production announced the guest lineup, it wasn’t long before fans weighed in on the choices. Some expressed their opinions about the hosts, while others shared missing Williams.

“No one wants to watch The Wendy Williams Show without Wendy Williams,” a fan replied.

“This has become depressing.. she’s clearly not coming back… shame on the entire production team for their Silence! Gotta update my DVR,” a follower said.

“So Wendy just not coming back to her own show…. Can we have a update,” an Instagram user mentioned.

“Wendy’s at home, drinking smoothies and collecting her coins. Thank you!” another fan commented.

“Sooo Wendy, is done with the show? If so I respect her for not pulling the show and letting everyone get paid,” another follower noted.

“It’s just not the same without Wendy. She has a relationship with her fans and a style/standing that just can’t be replicated by some fill-in. And even they know it too,” another Instagram user commented.

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Last update from Wendy Williams

The last health update from Williams came on Nov. 8 when production shared a statement coming straight from the talk show host.

“As everyone knows, my health has been a hot topic. I’m making progress but it’s just one of those things that’s taking longer than we expected,” Williams said in a statement posted on Instagram. “I’m a woman of a certain age, and I know enough to listen to my doctors and will return to my purple chair as soon as we all agree I’m ready.”

Williams didn’t forget to thank her fans and show their gratitude for their wishful comments.

“Most of all, I want to thank my fans,” she added. “I have heard your prayers and comments and feel all the love! You are everything to me. I love spending my mornings with you all and I’m doing everything I can to get back to work, but right now Wendy has to focus on Wendy. I love you for watching.”

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