Leah Remini is stepping in to guest host the “The Wendy Williams Show.”
The actress will quickly fill in for Williams as she continues her hiatus from the daytime speak present amid ongoing well being issues.
“Wendy’s shoes are hard to fill, so we needed to find the right fit,” govt producer David Perler stated in a press release obtained by Page Six on Thursday. “Leah will bring a lot of fun and energy to our viewers with a few surprises along the way.”
According to a press launch, Remini, 51, will sit in for Williams subsequent Tuesday via Friday for every hour-long episode.
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Meanwhile, the Oct. 18 episode will be hosted by a panel including Devyn Simone, Bevy Smith, Elizabeth Wagmeister and Michael Yo, who will “tackle the juiciest headlines in the news and share their take on the hottest topics.”
“Each new, hour-long episode will include a spin on Wendy’s signature ‘Hot Topics’ together with different staple ‘Wendy’ segments,” the assertion stated.
The speak present host was initially anticipated to begin her new season on Sept. 20, however pushed it again a number of instances due to “ongoing health issues” together with testing optimistic for a breakthrough case of COVID-19. And issues continued to go downhill for her when she was later reportedly taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.
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“She is making progress, but is experiencing serious complications as a direct result of Graves’ Disease and her thyroid condition,” the present stated in a press release on the time. “It has been determined that more time is needed before she is able to return to her live hosting duties.”
It remains unclear if and when Williams shall be making her return, although a press release shared to the present’s Instagram web page earlier this week learn, “As soon as she’s ready, she will be back in her treasured purple chair.”
Sources beforehand informed Page Six that her manufacturing firm Debmar-Mercrury may very well be grooming daytime newbie Nick Cannon, whose present it additionally produces, as a backup plan in case Williams’ present will get the boot.
Multiple sources have informed us that the delay of Williams’ present is beginning to develop into problematic for station associates and advertisers.
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