Wendy Williams Talks About How Her Show Is Different Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

by Jeremy Spirogis
Wendy Williams on set of her talk show

Wendy Williams guarantees to maintain her present going regardless of making a number of modifications to its format amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Fans of The Wendy Williams Show waited for a number of months for Williams to return to her famend studio. Back in March 2020, the present, together with a number of different daytime tv applications, halted manufacturing as COVID-19 continued to unfold. Many reveals started taking pictures nearly, which concerned smaller, socially distanced audiences, or remaining at house till it’s deemed safer to enter a studio. 

Wendy Williams on set of her talk show
Christopher J. Hanke as Devon from ‘Odd Mom Out’ and Wendy Williams| Eric Liebowitz/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal

USA Today reported that whereas COVID-19 stopped Williams from going into her studio for a number of months, she didn’t plan to alter the present’s vitality when it returned on Monday, Sept. 21. She stated her notorious “Hot Topics,” the place she shares her insights of what’s occurring in movie star information, will nonetheless be in impact shifting ahead. She additionally shared she ignores the negativity she receives after expressing her opinion on “Hot Topics.” 

“I don’t say anything that is not already out there,” Williams stated. “I have no time in my life to go through celebrity garbage cans and find their stories. We’re all grown people, and if you don’t put it out there, then we don’t see it. But if you do put it out there, then we’re going to dissect it and talk about it.”

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‘The Wendy Williams Show’ viewers consists of Williams’ employees.

Before COVID-19, The Wendy Williams Show was identified for its jam-packed audiences. Williams affectionately referred to her viewers as her “co-hosts” and interacted with them all through the present. Now that Wendy is again within the studio, nonetheless, the engagement Williams had along with her viewers wants to alter. Her employees members at present social distance with masks as they cheer and pontificate her scorching subject points. All employees members are additionally required to have their temperature checked every day they report the present, per Page Six. 

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While her new viewers is smaller (and extra acquainted) than regular, Williams credit the years she spent on the radio to apply her new routine. She defined that over the course of 35 years in radio, she realized to create an entertaining present even when she’s the one one within the room. 

Williams plans on being the ‘same Wendy’ regardless of the modifications to her present.

In addition to a extra intimate viewers on her present, The Wendy Williams Show connects with its company by way of Zoom. The selection was one Williams stated was straightforward to make, as she stated she doesn’t wish to have anybody in her studio who doesn’t reside in New York already. Even although the best way she conducts interviews has modified, Williams stated the present’s vitality would stay the identical. 

“The pandemic does not affect how we do our show. When I get out there, and there’s no audience, and there’s no co-host, it doesn’t matter,” Williams stated. “Same Wendy, same giggle, same show.”

Wendy Williams is worked up to deliver her newfound pleasure to season 12

Over the previous few years, Williams’ followers have watched her life change drastically, most of which was captured within the media. In April 2019, she introduced that she and her husband of greater than a decade, Kevin Hunter, Sr., had been divorcing. Before the announcement, it was reported that Hunter fathered a baby along with his longtime mistress, Sharina Hudson. 

This previous May, Williams additionally reportedly confronted a well being scare. Her battle with Graves’ illness grew to become troublesome to handle, and he or she halted the manufacturing of her quarantine sequence, Wendy @ Home. Now that she’s again on a wholesome monitor, Williams stated she feels higher than ever, which viewers will see on her present. 

“I’m happier than ever,” Williams shared. “You go through things in life. I have no regrets about anything, but I’m here, I’m standing.” 

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