Wendy Williams is reportedly not ready to get back to the purple chair.
According to Page Six, Williams will not be coming back until at least February 2022 if at all.
“Even if she did come back, she’d be a lame duck because her show isn’t renewed beyond this season,” a source close to the chat show told the outlet.
Since the former radio DJ has been absent, rumors have been rampant that she is not planning to return to the daytime program. As OK! previously reported, producers have reportedly been looking for a new host to take over after ratings soared without Williams.
“No-one expected ratings to go up 32% without Wendy. The fill-in hosts were just supposed to keep the shows lights on until Wendy was well enough to return," an insider told Radar. "It was assumed that without Wendy, the audience would not watch, but this has not been the case."
"In fact, when Sherri Shepherd took over she not only retained all of Wendy’s fans but also brought in a whole new audience too," the insider revealed. "This is why the search has changed from finding a temporary replacement to a full-time one."
Williams recently gave a health update after she was spotted leaving a Miami wellness center earlier this week where she insisted that she "is doing fabulous."