Wendy Williams‘ talk show may be over, but she’s not ready to give up her title as the Queen of All Media. Paparazzi caught Wendy out on the evening of June 27 and asked whether she had any future projects coming up. “Podcast, of course,” she said in the video, obtained by TMZ. “Which will make more money for me than doing the TV show!”
Wendy’s manager also confirmed the podcast venture, and said that he will be executive producing the program. The longtime talk show host has reportedly already been in contact with the Kardashians to appear on an episode, as well as an unidentified member of the Trump family, according to Wendy’s manager. She also spoke to Snoop Dogg and Fat Joe about appearing, the manager claims.
Aside from confirming Wendy’s goals of having a podcast in the future, Wendy and her manager did not reveal an expected start date or any further specifics about the plans. Wendy’s talk show, The Wendy Williams Show, ended its run in 2022 after 14 years on the air. The show is being replaced by Sherri Shepherd’s new show, Sherri.
The decision to end The Wendy Williams Show came amidst several years of health issues for Wendy. It began on Halloween 2017 when she fainted during her live show. However, she returned to set one day later. At the beginning of 2018, Wendy revealed that she had been diagnosed with Graves’ Disease and she took a three-week hiatus from hosting her show.
Wendy took another brief hiatus in February/March of 2019 following a shoulder injury and complications from her Graves’ disease. In the fall of 2021, the start of her show was delayed after she contracted COVID-19. When the talk show did return, Wendy was still not in the purple chair. Instead, the season aired with a slew of rotating guest hosts.
Although Wendy previously vowed to return to our televisions, it looks like she’s now changing her tune to focus on podcasting. However, she reportedly hasn’t ruled out appearances on shows like The View or The Real Housewives franchise, according to TMZ.