Fans of The Wendy Williams Show have been left stunned after the program’s online presence mysteriously disappeared from the internet.
Hosted by daytime star Wendy Williams, the American talk show has earned a legion of fans since it first aired in 2008. After 13 seasons, the show came to an end last month… but without Wendy at the helm of the show.
Due to ill health, Wendy was replaced by a team of guest hosts on the final series of her show, and on June 17, the final episode of The Wendy Williams Show was broadcast, with Sherri Shepherd as host.
But while Wendy was absent from the very last show, Sherri paid tribute to the star as she addressed the audience…
“We especially have to thank you, Wendy Williams,” she said. “There’s no one quite like Wendy Williams. From her days on the radio to 13 seasons reigning in the daytime, Wendy earned her title as the queen of all media. If you think about it, Wendy Williams changed talk during the day.
“I want to say, Mrs. Wendy, you are an icon and so many love you.”
It has since been announced that Sherri Shepherd will now host her own daytime show, which will be broadcast in the timeslot that The Wendy Williams Show previously broadcast.
So far, Wendy’s fans have been able to re-watch some of her most iconic moments from her show’s 13 seasons online, but reports have shown that all of the online content from The Wendy Williams Show has apparently been removed from the internet.
Variety reported that not only has the show’s website disappeared, but so has its YouTube channel and Instagram page, meaning hours of footage from the show is now impossible to find online when searched.
Fans are outraged at the sudden turn of events and took to social media to share their thoughts…
It actually makes me sad that they deleted the channel and removed ALL Wendy Williams Show account videos from YouTube. Some of my favorite interviews were thereJuly 5, 2022
Not those who delete Wendy Williams’ YouTube channel and pretend her show never existed. 🥴 Debmar Mercury is garbage. Unless there’s something legal going on that we’re not aware of, there was no reason to delete that channel.July 4, 2022
How come talk shows aren’t on streaming services? Like I’d binge watch old episodes of the real and Wendy Williams show all day longJuly 5, 2022
After The Wendy Williams Show’s YouTube channel was removed, Instagram has now also been removed. pic.twitter.com/eUepg5n091July 5, 2022
Speak with Variety Earlier this year, the co-president of Debmar-Mercury (the manufacturing company behind The Wendy Williams Show), Mort Marcus, addressed Wendy’s absence from the show and said they’d love to work with her again.
“Aside from her health, she could have kept doing it for as long as she wanted. She still got a rating and she has a die-hard audience that turned it into a profitable show.
“We protected the business while we waited for her. And at some point we had to say, ‘We have a business to run and she’s not here.’ It was a difficult decision.”