Wendy Williams took to Instagram on Tuesday, July 21 to share a new photo of herself and to express her excitement about The Wendy Williams Show coming back to television. The program will resume on Monday, September 21, after a months-long hiatus.
Williams’ update comes after a long period of generally staying away from the public eye as she received treatment for Graves’ disease. The host, who turned 56 years old last week, looked both happy and healthy in her new post. She sat at an outdoor restaurant with plenty of space between herself and other diners.
Williams ate cubed watermelon in a white dish while smiling broadly. She sported a low-cut black tank top that helped her flaunt her curves, as well as a jean jacket over the top. She also wore her blond hair down straight. Never one to forget accessories, Williams had plenty of bling around her neck, including a Hello Kitty charm. She also wore several silver bangles on one of her wrists. In the background of the photo, tables covered with white cloth and a trellis with blooming hydrangeas were visible.
In her caption, Williams revealed the date of when fans could expect to see her back on television. She also expressed just how eager she was to finally be getting back to her signature purple chair on set, as well as to be reunited with her crew. The TV host noted that much of the nation is facing stresses and challenges right now. However, she noted that she hoped to be able to bring some light into their day with her show.
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The 12th season of WENDY starts SEPTEMBER 21!!! I can’t wait to get back to all of YOU and to my AMAZING staff and crew!!! I’m sooo excited to bring you silly, funny, glamour and hopefully brighten your day during these crazy times that we’re all living in…even if for just an hour. I miss you and can’t wait to get back in my purple chair and show you what we did to the set. I L????VE you for watching!
Her Instagram post quickly gained attention online, racking up over 28,000 likes in only a few hours from her fanbase of 1.8 million followers. Her many fans took to the comments section to compliment her on how great she looked and to express their excitement over her return to television.
“I cannot wait! It’s been way too long!!” wrote one fan.
“You are the queen of daytime TV, so glad to have you back,” remarked another person.
As The Inquisitr previously reported, production on The Wendy Williams Show was forced to shut down in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a need for social distancing. For a few weeks, she hosted at-home episodes from her New York City apartment. However, she later announced that she would be taking a hiatus as she took care of her health.