‘You Can Take Her Job:’ Tami Roman Has Fans Giddy Over Co-hosting Duties on Wendy Williams’ Talk Show

As Wendy Williams prepares to head into her third week off from hosting “The Wendy Williams Show,” “Basketball Wives” star Tami Roman has stepped in Friday to co-host the program.

Roman made her hosting debut on the show along with co-panelists Carson Kressley, formerly of “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” journalist and HQ Triva host Sharon L. Carpenter and TV host and ex-“The View” executive producer Brian Balthazar.

“#HotTalk TODAY on @wendyshow with @carsonkressley @brianbalthazar @sharoncarpenter 🙌🏽🙌🏽,” Roman excitedly shared on her Instagram page Friday, Feb. 1.

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Fans lauded her new temporary gig and hoped Roman would become the sole replacement for Williams until her return.

“@tamiroman LOVED LOVED LOVED you on Wendy! Your opinions were my opinions! I couldn’t wait to hear what you thought about every topic that was brought up. Can you stay until Wendy comes back???!”

“You @tamiroman I could replaced @wendyshow until she recovers. I believe u got the tea ☕️”

“If she dips you can take her job you’re perfect for it and much nicer and your shade will be less harsh and more funny.”

Others felt Roman deserved a talk show all her own.

“I think you did a great job co-hosting today. When’s your talk show coming out!! Lol great job Tami.”

“Tami is Bomb on Wendy..beauty and brains…do articulate; I’m here for it!!! This could be your niche’ I love it!!”

“Omg Tami I 💜you in this setting…. you need your own show….. 💜”

Roman initially announced she’d stepped into co-hosting duties on her Instagram Story Wednesday.

“I flew into New York today because I’m co-hosting Wendy,” she said before lamenting over the extremely cold temperatures. “This is what’s going on in New York right now. It’s unacceptable. I don’t have the proper coat. I only brought my Fashion Nova jacket.”

Williams is mending a broken arm and undergoing treatment for complications from Graves disease. The TV personality was set to return to her show next week but Nick Cannon was announced this week as a host to fill in for her for several episodes on Feb. 4-6. It is the third time her return has been postponed since fans grew worried about her slurred speech and generally slower pace on air in December.



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