The View hosts are showing love to one of their own alumni on her big new news.
2022 is shaping up to be an epic year for daytime television ‘it girl’ Sherri Shepherd, who has been filling in as a guest host for The Wendy Williams Show this season when she had to go leave due to medical reasons.
On Tuesday, Shepherd, 54 shared the news on her Twitter account as well as on the show.
“I'm grateful for your support! ," Shepherd tweeted. “So appreciative that @WendyWilliams has issued a statement supporting my new talk show 'SHERRI' & for guest-hosting for her this season," Shepherd continued.
The hosts of 'The View' took a moment to congratulate Shepherd after the announcement was made
“We also want to congratulate our friend and View alumni Sherri Shepherd who announced this morning that she’s launching her very own daytime talk show, Sherri,” said Whoopi Goldberg “We’re your biggest cheerleaders and fans.”
“She’s a great talent and she’ll be so good in that spot,” Joy Behar added.
Singing Shepherd praises, Sara Haines spoke on her optimism and good spirit, saying, “She’s a light. She’s always got something — when you listen to her, you’re just like ‘What’s next Sherri?’ Cause she’s always got funny stories coming.”
Sunny Hostin said this was an example of “when good things happen to good people.”
Williams’ rep, Howard Bragman, gave a statement detailing her outlook.
“It’s been a challenging time for Wendy as she deals with her health issues. She is incredibly grateful to Debmar-Mercury, to Sherri and everybody else who has supported the show through this time,” he said. “She, more than anyone, understands the reality of syndicated television — you can’t go to the marketplace and sell a show that’s the ‘Maybe Wendy Show. She understands why this decision was made from a business point of view, and she has been assured by Debmar-Mercury that should her health get to a point where she can host again and should her desire be that she hosts again that she would be back on TV at that time.”
However, a social media account claiming to be Williams said he was not "authorized" to speak.
“Mr. Bragman although I appreciate your concerns and respect you immensely I have not authorized you to make any statements on my behalf regarding my current status with Debmar Mercury,” the Instagram story stated. “Again thanks for your continuing concern and support.”
Though the new Instagram account is verified, Bragman responded in a separate post that he doesn’t necessarily believe the account, or statement is from Williams.
“I’m not honestly convinced of the source of that social media post, so when my old friend Wendy FaceTimes me personally and we alone have a chance to discuss recent events, together we can figure out the best path forward,” he said, per NJ.com.