Wendy Williams has accepted her fate. According to The Sun, the former daytime TV host has given up her dream of returning to television.
Instead, she is shopping a $100 million podcast deal – and interest is heating up.
Multiple sources revealed to The Sun that Wendy, 57, is shopping a podcast deal that could net her a whopping $100 million.
One source tells The Sun that iHeart Radio and Spotify are interested in a deal with the former radio host.
Wendy would be going back to her roots in radio if she lands a podcast deal similar to Joe Rogan‘s. Joe has a $100 million podcast deal with Spotify.
A source close to Wendy explained, “She sees Joe Rogan has a $100 million podcast deal, and now she wants that kind of money.”
The source tells The Sun that Spotify is the likely home for Wendy’s new podcast. But Spotify execs worry that Wendy may not show up for work.
The talk show guru took an extended hiatus from The Wendy Williams Show for health and personal reasons. Sherri Shepherd has her own talk show in Wendy’s time slot. Sherri subbed for Wendy while she was gone.
Sherri expressed concern for Wendy in an Instagram Live on Saturday, after Wendy said she would not watch her former friend’s new talk show.
“I did hear Wendy say she will not watch me on the new show and that’s okay,” Sherri said. “You know, I understand I’m not mad at Wendy. She’s going though a lot.”
Sherri asked viewers to keep Wendy in their thoughts and prayers. “I would say that everyone should be praying for Wendy right now. I’m truly concerned for her because I don’t feel like there’s anybody over there protecting her.”