Wendy Williams talk show debut pushed after host tests positive for COVID

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Talk show host Wendy Williams has tested positive for COVID-19 and that, along with other ongoing health issues, will push the debut of her syndicated talk show.

The show was scheduled to return for its 13th season Sept. 20, 2021.

In a statement, the show announced that, during continuing “health evaluations,” Williams discovered she had tested positive for coronavirus.

The show labeled it as a “breakthrough” infection, meaning she was vaccinated. It was not clear if she was experiencing symptoms.

In the same announcement, the show noted that due to SAG-AFTRA and Directors Guild of America COVID-19 protocols, she would not be able to be in the studio as scheduled so she will quarantine and the debut will be pushed to Oct. 4, 2021.

In the meantime, the show will air repeats.

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