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Wendy Williams Wants To Return To Work Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

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By Maurice Cassidy

Wendy Williams announced on March 13 that her talk show was going on an indefinite hiatus following the coronavirus outbreak, but according to reports, she’s hoping to get back to work soon.

Her team initially decided to tape the show without an audience to practice social distancing, but as the global crisis continued to worsen in New York, Wendy was forced to halt production for the time being.

“Considering the current escalation of the Coronavirus, production of the Wendy Williams Show will be put on hold, indefinitely,” the statement read.

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“In place of live shows we will air repeats and we will continue to monitor the situation with the CDC and city officials to determine the best time to return and produce live shows again. I love you for watching!”

According to Hollywood Life, however, Wendy is having a hard time adjusting to the idea that she won’t be filming her talk show for at least another few weeks, which is why she’s taking things into her own hands.

“Wendy is so used to being surrounded by hundreds of people every day, doing her show, and sticking to a tight schedule for so many years that it’s been a bit of an adjustment being quarantined right now but she’s handling it as well as the rest of us.”

She Recently Did An Interview With Dr. Oz

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The former radio personality recently filmed a Hot Topics video on her official YouTube page where she mentioned that being quarantined was driving her insane because she missed connecting with her “Wendy watchers.”

And on March 20, Wendy made an appearance on The Dr. Oz Show, saying that she will go above and beyond in trying to get her talk show back on the air as quickly as possible, insisting that self-isolation was proving itself to be harder than she thought.

Wendy Could Potentially Tape From Her Home

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While talking to Dr. Oz, the mother-of-one noted how her production team informed her of the show’s abrupt hiatus amid the coronavirus outbreak.

“I said, ‘But I can do it even with no audience. I don’t even have to have the staffers there because I did that for two days.’ But they said, ‘No. We need to have you home, indefinitely.’”

Given the current circumstances, it doesn’t look as if any talk shows will be returning anytime soon - especially not with a live studio audience, and Wendy seems to be well aware of this.

When Will Wendy Be Back On TV?

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But because she loves taping her talk show, the 55-year-old may very well end up taping filming from the comfort of her own home if it comes down to it.

“There will be no more Wendy or any of the other people for a period of time, and I’m willing to risk it with one camera and a flashlight,” she insisted. “I'm ready to go back to work next week. I’m ready to go back to work when we’re like– come on, let’s go!”

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