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Crisis Mode! Wendy Williams Will Not Return To Talk Show For At Least Another Two Weeks, Producers Scramble

Oct. 20 2021, Published 10:49 a.m. ET

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Wendy Williams has no immediate plans to return to her talk show as she continues to recover from serious medical issues.

The producers for The Wendy Williams Show announced two additional guests hosts will be filling in for the 51-year-old while she remains under doctor's supervision.

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Comedian Whitney Cummings is scheduled to host next week following Leah Remini's stint. Sherri Shepherd will take over the reins after Whitney for the week of November 1. This means the earliest Wendy could return to the show would be on November 8.

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Wendy was originally scheduled to return to the show on September 20. The producers told fans the host was "dealing with some health issues and is undergoing further evaluations."

A couple of days later, they announced Wendy would not be making it for the September date and the premiere was pushed to October 4.

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The producers had to come forward a couple of days later to reveal Wendy would not be making the new date

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"She has been and continues to be under a doctor's care and is still not ready to return to work," they said. A new date was set for October 18 but that fell through too.

A week ago, her team announced, "Wendy continues to be under medical supervision and meets with her medical team on a daily basis. She is making progress but is experiencing serious complications as a direct result of Graves’ Disease and her thyroid condition. It has been determined that more time is needed before she is able to return to her live hosting duties."

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As a result, Leah Remini was hired to be the host for the first week. Sources close to Wendy tell us she was furious after being "blindsided" by the decision.

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“No one asked Wendy for her approval before hiring Leah,” a source spilled to Radar.

"They will say they are protecting Wendy and don’t want to bother her as she recovers, but it’s her name that is above the front door and she should have been consulted on this," they added.

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Wendy has yet to publicly comment nor has she been seen in the past week.

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