Wendy Williams will not be saying “How you doing?” to a live studio audience anytime soon because her show will not have one for the near future due to Coronavirus concerns. Her interaction with guests and audiences is a big part of every episode but the production is not taking any chances.
“Wendy values her co-hosts and their daily participation but in light of the current health climate, The Wendy Williams Show will not have a live studio audience until further notice,” a spokesperson from “The Wendy Williams Show” told us.
Wendy frequently talks to members of the audience on their show and gives them advice about situations in their personal lives. The segment is a fan favorite and many audience members attend just for the opportunity to ask Williams her opinion. Despite the set back due to health concerns, the show must go on.
“We will continue to produce a daily live talk show and look forward to welcoming the studio audience back when the time is right,” the spokesperson continued.
“The Wendy Williams Show’s” announcement that they will not have a live audience comes hours after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a “containment zone” for the city of New Rochelle, a city just north of New York City.
“New Rochelle, at this point, is probably the largest cluster of these cases in the United States,” Governor Cuomo said at a news conference on Tuesday.
The announcement means that schools, places of worship, and other large gathering areas within a one-mile radius of New Rochelle will be closed for 14-days and the National Guard will help to distribute food in the “containment zone.” Cuomo continued his press conference, “You’re not containing people,” he said. “You’re containing facilities.”
Wendy films in New York City proper but the production has decided that having an audience is not worth the risk considering the “containment zone” is so close.