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‘Wendy Williams Present’ paying viewers throughout her absence

Determined instances name for determined measures.

“The Wendy Williams Present” is providing $75 money to non-union, vaccinated folks to sit down within the studio viewers subsequent week when visitor host Whitney Cummings fills in for Williams, in response to an e-mail blast seen by Web page Six.

“‘The Wendy Williams Present’ is the provocative, must-see discuss present in daytime,” the e-mail and an on-line discover states, even supposing the so-called “must-see” present is determined for an viewers.

“$75 CASH incentive, given similar day (3 hrs),” the message boasts.

On Sunday, the Fox-syndicated discuss present turned to Instagram to name for followers to get their tickets on-line for Leah Remini’s run this week, making it clear that it isn’t promoting out any exhibits whereas Williams focuses on her well being.

A rep for the present didn’t instantly return Web page Six’s request for remark.

Williams, 57, is anticipated to be off the air by way of no less than early November as she continues to get better from well being woes stemming from her Graves’ illness. Former “The View” star Sherri Shepherd will tackle the function the primary week of November.

“She is making progress, however is experiencing severe issues as a direct results of Graves’ illness and her thyroid situation,” the present’s manufacturing firm, Debmar-Mercury, mentioned in a press release. “It has been decided that extra time is required earlier than she is ready to return to her stay internet hosting duties.”

Williams was initially scheduled to begin her new season on Sept. 20 however pushed it again a number of instances due to well being issues, together with testing optimistic for a breakthrough case of COVID-19. She was later reportedly taken to the hospital for a psychological well being analysis.

Elizabeth Wagmeister, Bevy Smith, Michael Yo and Devyn Simone co-host "The Wendy Williams Show."
The present’s Season 13 premiere kicked off with a panel of visitor hosts whereas Williams recovers from Graves’ illness issues.
Jason DeCrow/The Wendy Williams

A number of sources not too long ago additionally advised Web page Six that the delay of Williams’ present is beginning to grow to be an enormous drawback for station associates and advertisers, although it appeared the present’s social media accounts tried to maneuver away from that narrative, because the Fb account finally wrote, “We very a lot respect the respect for Wendy’s privateness, in addition to all the great needs from her followers, station companions and advertisers.”

When the present’s thirteenth season premiered Monday, visitor co-host Michael Yo addressed Williams’ absence.

“Wendy, I do know you’re watching proper now, and on behalf of myself, our panel, your co-hosts, we love you and may’t wait to have you ever again in that purple chair,” Yo mentioned.

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