Wendy Williams Is ‘Willing to Risk It’ in Order to Get Back to Work

Production has stopped on the 'Wendy' show due to the coronavirus outbreak.

TV personality Wendy Williams attends the 2019 NYWIFT Muse Awards

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TV personality Wendy Williams attends the 2019 NYWIFT Muse Awards

While the rest of America is enjoying this time off, Wendy Williams is ready to return to work. 

During an appearance on Dr. Oz, Williams explained how she tried to convince her network to keep the Wendy show in production despite 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.' There will be no more Wendy or any of the other people for a period of time," Wendy said according to Page Six. Williams went on to detail how anxious she is to get back to work. 

"I'm willing to risk it with one camera and a flashlight," she continued. "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!"

Currently, the Wendy show is on a hiatus after the network deemed it unsafe to continue production.

"I got a telephone call, honestly, and the phone call was, 'Wendy?' I was like, 'What? What am I doing wrong now?' I always think I’m in trouble," Wendy recalled to Dr. Oz. "They said, 'We’re all shutting down everything, all the networks. Nobody is going to be doing new shows. We want all the hosts to be well.'"

During this time away from the camera, William is reportedly "weighing her options" to see how to jumpstart production and/or stay in contact with her fans. 

"Wendy knows this hiatus is for the safety of everybody involved so of course she supports the decision," an insider told Hollywood Life. "But she is using her social platform to continue connecting with her audience and has been throwing the idea around of perhaps doing something from home. Nobody knows for sure how long this is going to go on for and anything is possible in terms of weighing their options right now."

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