SHERRI Shepherd is an American talk show host, actress, comedienne, and television personality.
Shepherd's Hollywood career spans decades of film and television appearances and earns her much coverage in the media.
When did Sherri Shepherd rise to fame?
Sherri Shepherd got her start in the industry during the 1990's doing stand up comedy shows and playing small parts in movies and television shows.
Prior to Shepherd's mainstream fame, she appeared on sitcoms such as Friends, The Jamie Foxx Show, Suddenly Susan, and Everybody Loves Raymond.
Shepherd rose to prominence in the 2000's for her hosting gig on ABC's daytime talk show The View.
During her time on The View, she co-hosted the daytime talk program with Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Jenny McCarthy, and the show's creator Barbara Walters.
Will Sherri Shepherd replace Wendy Williams?
Shepherd co-hosted The View for seven seasons from 2007 to 2014.
The television personality said of her departure in 2014 "The View was one of the best experiences of my life being close to Barbara Walters and Whoopi Goldberg, my idol."
"It was the best eight years, but it's like going back to an old boyfriend and sleeping with them again," Shepherd previously told CBS's Entertainment Tonight the year she left.
In November of 2021, Sherri Shepherd temporarily returned to daytime television as an interim replacement for Wendy Williams on The Wendy Williams Show.
The Wendy Williams Show was slated to return with the titular host in September, but the star has been notably absent from her hosting obligations.
Why do sleuths suspect Sherri Shepherd is taking over TheWendy Williams Show?
After rotating guest hosts and much speculation from sleuths, Williams broke her silence on November 8 in an Instagram post.
"As everyone knows, my health has been a hot topic…I'm making progress but it's just one of those things that's taking longer than we expected," Williams said.
"I'm a woman of a certain age, and I know enough to listen to my doctors and will return to my purple chair as soon as we all agree I'm ready," Williams continued on her November 8 post.
With Wendy Williams absent from her own program, sleuths have reported that Sherri Shepherd is in talks to replace Williams permanently.
Sources close to the situation have told The Sun that Shepherd is allegedly already in talks to take over.
"Sherri is the frontrunner, and staff think it's all but a done deal with her," said the source.
What did Sherri Shepherd say about her weight loss journey?
"The deal will be done in the next few weeks and announced in January," the source went on to tell The Sun.
Shepherd has not confirmed whether or not she will be replacing Williams.
Before the swirling rumors about The Wendy Williams Show, Sherri Shepherd made headlines in 2021 for her hard to miss weight loss.
Shepherd took to Instagram in June of 2021 to flaunt the results of her weight loss journey.
Shepherd captioned one of her posts, "Started this weight loss journey 8 mos ago, but making changes in my life helped me lose even more lbs…getting consistent sleep, meditation, finding a great therapist to help me unpack hurt…forgiving those who've done me harm…more acceptance…less religion & more relationship."
"Peace makes the weight fall off…What are you doing to find your peace?" Shepherd also said on her Instagram.
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