The official “Wendy Williams Show” Instagram just unveiled February’s lineup of celebrity guest hosts in light of Williams’ continued absence. Included are the likes of Michael Rapaport, Fat Joe, and Sherri Shepherd. With celebrity guests announced through March 4, Page Six inquired whether Williams would sit out the rest of her show’s season. A rep for the host, however, told the outlet, “Don’t overreach.”
Despite such, the further booking of celebrity guests has raised red flags and has led to further confusion and concern amongst the “Wendy Williams Show” faithful. One fan on Twitter wrote, “I don’t mind watching the guest host hosting for @WendyWilliams but I do feel like her staff needs to give us an update on what’s going on.” Another noted, “There’s been a void in media since Wendy Williams hasn’t been back to her show,” while someone else declared, “Will someone tell us what is really happening with Wendy Williams, I have heard many rumors, about her and not believeing until I hear something from her.”
One concerned user tweeted, “I hope Wendy Williams recovers to full health soon, I miss her.” Another fan even asked gossip columnist Perez Hilton for updates, as “It’s not the same without her.” While fans show their support, some have called for Williams’ departure and rallied for guest hosts such as Leah Remini and Michelle Visage to take over.