Wendy Williams Reveals She’s ‘Formally Retired’ + Says She Wants To Return To Television As A Guest Host On ‘The View’
Wendy Williams is ready to return to television, but this time at the table on “The View” as a guest host.
According to reports, former daytime talk show host Wendy Williams expressed her interest in joining the “Hot Topics” table at “The View” as a guest while speaking to paparazzi in New York City.
While the TV personality was heading into a Petco to shop for her cat, she reportedly said,
“I’m shopping for kitty litter because I have a wax museum in Paris and one in California. I’m going for a week in Paris and then three weeks in California and then immediately fly back.”
She then elaborated on the aspirations she has in mind upon her return back home. Wendy Williams, 58, added,
“And then I want to be on TV, stuff like Seth Meyers, Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, The View, stuff like that. I am formerly retired.”
Reportedly, Williams is a well-known fan of the ABC morning talk show. Allegedly, her own “Hot Topics” segment on her former show “The Wendy Williams Show” was inspired by the same segment on “The View” where the co-hosts talk about the latest news in pop culture.
If you recall, Williams parted ways with her critically acclaimed talk show “The Wendy Williams Show” in 2022 due to several health concerns.
Initially, Williams was supposed to return after her hospital stay. However, alleged struggles with substance abuse, alcoholism, as well as ongoing personal, financial, and network problems, prevented a comeback. Williams’ daytime talk show ultimately ended after 13 years on the air. Sherri Shepherd, who was a recurring guest host during Williams’ hiatus, took over the coveted daytime slot with her own show “Sherri.”
Following Williams’ show ending, the former radio host talked about returning to work and getting a podcast. There are also rumors that she’s filming for a reality TV show.
As previously reported, the seasoned TV entertainer was recently seen with an entire film crew at a New York eatery, suggesting she may be working on a new project.
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Reportedly, Williams was dining at Fresco By Scotto with her publicist Shawn Zanotti & manager Will Selby. Despite the evening seemingly being just a simple dinner with work friends, there was reportedly more going on with the gathering. According to reports, sources claim Williams came in with an entire production team.
Reportedly, one insider stated,
“Basically it was a regular night…and then all of the sudden the Wendy Williams train arrived…She had a huge crew that basically turned Fresco by Scotto into a movie set.”
“Lights, cameras, audio, producers, etc. [It] looked like a reality show…One of the ‘scenes’ was Wendy having dinner with a friend. Wendy came into the dining room with her big personality waving at all the guests, like they were extras in her movie.”
Williams uploaded content from the night to her forthcoming podcast “The Wendy Williams Experience” Instagram page. Reposting footage of her interaction with paparazzi, Williams captioned the post,
“Dinner with the TEAM! @frescobyscotto #nyc #thewendyexperience #stay #tuned #working”
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