Wendy Williams choked in disdain as she watched the not-so-great finale of her long-running daytime talk show.
“There wasn’t anything I liked about her [the final episode of] ‘Wendy Williams Show,'” Williams, 57, told The Post.
Her eponymous show, which went into national syndication in 2009 and racked up a string of Emmy wins, was brought to a rude close on June 17 by production company Debmar-Mercury.
The final episode was hosted by recurring guest presenter Sherri Shepherd, 55, who first stood up for Williams in February while she was dealing with health issues. Shepherd’s substitution prompted drama between the two women on social media. Now she’s poised to take over William’s coveted morning time slot with a fall talk program of her own self-titled.
In late June, Williams revealed to TMZ that she’s lost about 95% of feeling in her swollen feet as a result of her battle with lymphedema — a condition caused by a blockage in the lymphatic system. She struggles with the chronic illness while also struggling with Graves’ disease, the immune system disorder that causes an overproduction of thyroid hormones.
Williams went public with her Graves diagnosis in 2018 after fainting during a live taping in October 2017. (After regaining consciousness, the veteran broadcaster returned to the set and ended the show.)
But when asked by The Post why she didn’t make a farewell performance during the finale in mid-June, the cheeky host said: “[Debmar-Mercury] didn’t ask me to, so I didn’t do it. I sat in my apartment and looked at it. and [I was] like ‘Eek!’”
And Williams, with no ill will towards the producers, believes her exclusion from the end of the show was a production error.
“In my opinion, Debmar-Mercury should have dealt with that [me]not those other people on ‘The Wendy Williams Show,'” the Hollywood Walk of Famer said, adding, “Except Fat Joe.”
The Bronx musician, 51, co-hosted several times with rapper Remy Ma during the diva’s daytime absence from the show in 2021. “I love him,” Williams gushed. “He’s my darling.”
In the weeks since the “Wendy” stage went permanently dark, the show’s once-verified Instagram account, as well as its heavily trafficked YouTube channel, have been deleted. Die-hard fans of the show dismissed the seemingly unfair deletion, saying on Twitter: “The fact that they deleted Wendy Williams’ YouTube channel is crazy but they also followed her Instagram.”
While her acclaimed simulcast and all traces of her fame are being wiped off the web, the gossiping glamor girl is hoping to launch a podcast called The Wendy Experience in the near future.
“If you’re as famous as me, [hosting a podcast] will make more money than being on The Wendy Williams Show,” a cheerful Williams told the Post.
“What I want to do is podcast, and I want to have a restaurant,” she continued, noting that there’s no set release date for their show or the opening of their restaurant — a seafood-focused salon, which they’re happy to set up would be in either New York City or her home state of New Jersey.
Alongside the debut of her dining room and her digital show, where she plans to talk “everything” with celebrity guests including Donald Trump, Mariah Carey and Queen Latifah, the acclaimed queen of all media says she’s looking for hot love.
“If I’m not doing anything else, including podcasts, I’d love to fall in love. I want f- -k,” Williams said in a Zoom interview with The Post, with her manager Will Selby off-camera. “Sorry, I’m beautiful. Can I f- – k?” she quipped.
In April 2019, Williams filed for divorce from her husband of 22 years, Kevin Hunter, 49, amid bombastic revelations that he was expecting a baby with longtime lover Sharina Hudson.
For some, it seemed that the abrupt end to her marriage, coupled with her unrelenting health issues, rocked the veteran shock jock. Wells Fargo even froze their bank accounts for several weeks earlier this year.
The bank reportedly feared Williams had become a “mentally disabled person” in need of financial guardianship.
However, the irrepressible banger, through attorney LaShawn Thomas, denied claims of her diminished legal capacity and filed an injunction against the bank, demanding it “reopen any frozen accounts or assets.”
In February, Page Six exclusively reported that the Williams v. Wells Fargo case had been settled.
Aside from her banking woes and chasing a bun in the hay, Williams said she would also consider returning to the small screen.
“Maybe I’ll go back to TV. Maybe, I don’t know,” the media diva told the Post. “I have so much money, I can do whatever I want or nothing at all.”
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