Leah Remini & Michelle Visage Reveal 'We Haven't Spoken To' Wendy Williams Since Hosting Gig & TV Personality's Health Woes
While Leah Remini and Michelle Visage took over Wendy Williams' The Wendy Williams Show as guest hosts, the TV personalities revealed they haven't actually gotten a chance to talk to the embattled star yet.
"We haven't spoken to Wendy," the King of Queens alum told ET's Denny Directo via video chat, as Visage shared: "She's taking care of her health."
"And that's number one," Remini added of Williams working to get back on her feet. "But we send her so much love."
The Wendy Williams Show announced on Wednesday, November 17, that Remini would be returning to the beloved talk show — following her previous hosting stint — and joined by Visage. The ladies' two-week hosting stint began Monday, November 29, through Friday, December 10.
While reflecting on their time as hosts, Remini noted: "We had a great time but we are…"
"Exhausted," Visage, 53, reportedly chimed in, given that the women would get up at 4 a.m. every morning to prepare for their day on the job.
The ladies praised Williams — whose health woes have been a hot topic ever since she announced her break from the show in September — and the show she worked so hard to create and turn into a success over the years.
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"We had a great time with Wendy’s crew, and again, this is something she built and we're just getting to guest in, and there are other guest hosts and we love them all and we support them all," Remini, 51, maintained, per the outlet.
Remini and Visage were only two of the several guest hosts that have taken over since the start of the show's new season. Williams originally postponed the start of Season 14 due to her breakthrough COVID-19 case. After it was pushed back for a second time, The Wendy Williams Show announced the 57-year-old is still struggling with her health issues, stemming from "her Graves' disease and her thyroid condition."
And while producers worried how the show would do without Williams, ratings skyrocketed — leading showrunners to look for a potential new host.
Fans have since called for Remini and Visage to get their own talk show, with Visage admitting in the interview: "Of course we're open to that [possibility], of course. It’s something we both love to do."
The Wendy Williams Show announced earlier this week that Williams will not be returning to her famed purple chair until at least February 2022, if at all. Sherri Shepherd, Michael Rapaport, along with duos Fat Joe & Remy Ma and Kym Whitley & Finesse Mitchell will be taking over hosting duties in the new year.
And while Williams previously praised everyone who has been helping to keep her show afloat amid her health crisis, OK! previously learned she felt "blindsided" by producers' decision to have Remini as host for the premiere week, given that they didn't consult her on the matter.