The final episode of “The Wendy Williams Show” aired on June 17th, ending a bona fide era in daytime talk show history. The show, which was filled with humor, gossip, and entertainment for nearly 14 years, came to an end without Wendy present.
Wendy was replaced earlier this year by comedian and actress Sherri Shepherd, while she was out due to health difficulties. Sherri got her own talk show on the network after what was supposed to be a brief job for her. She was also given the honor of bidding farewell to Wendy’s show.
Sherri called the show’s finale “bittersweet” before paying tribute to the media entrepreneur. “There is nobody like Wendy Williams,” Sherri started.
“From her days on the radio to ruling daytime talk for 13 seasons, Wendy earned her title as the queen of all media. If you think about it, Wendy Williams changed daytime talk.”
Although the audience applauded enthusiastically following Sherri’s words, many were disappointed that Wendy was not there to say goodbye. Not only were her admirers unhappy, but her ex-husband, Kevin Hunter, was as well. Kevin took jabs at the show’s production firm in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.
“I feel like it is a travesty on the part of Debmar-Mercury to have such an unceremonious departure without Wendy being involved.”
Furthermore, it appears that Wendy’s coworkers do not want anything on sets that will remind them of the show. According to The Sun, some pieces of memorabilia from the series will be discarded.
“The wigs are still there since she didn’t come and get them so they’re being thrown out.”
Wendy’s iconic chair will be removed as well. According to sources, production has made no attempt to donate the chair to a museum rather they donated it to the Smithsonian. Stay tuned to Thirsty for more updates.
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