Wendy Williams claps back and says producer is leaving the show for an opportunity to grow

A ­co-executive producer for The Wendy Williams Show is leaving for Tamron Hall’s new show.

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Wendy Williams attends the Keds Centennial Celebration at Center548 on February 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)


Wendy Williams is clapping back at the assumption that one of the show’s producers is leaving on bad terms to work with Tamron Hall and her new daytime TV show.

Williams has confirmed that her show’s longtime producer Talia ­Parkinson-Jones is leaving The Wendy Williams Show but says that all it is all good.

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In fact, Williams said that Parkinson-Jones will have a farewell party and all is well between the two.

“She’s leaving on her own. You don’t hold people if they want to grow,” Williams explained on Thursday.

“When you see that on the blogs and they try to twist it into something like people are jumping ship, no dear,” she said defiantly.

“Talia is right there in the control room like the producers are.”

“We’re throwing her, her good luck, goodbye party here at Wendy later on this evening when the work day is done. So good luck to you Talia and good luck with the baby,” she said to cheers from her audience.

So much has been happening with the talk show host which may be the reason that some have alleged that it’s a sinking ship since she filed for divorce from her husband Kevin Hunter. Williams also confessed earlier this year that spent some time in a sober living facility due to an alcohol/drug-induced setback.

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Earlier this week she announced that she had dissolved her Hunter Foundation, which was developed to help people with substance abuse issues when just weeks before she was promoting it and raising funds for the now-defunct organization.

As for Tamron Hall’s new show, Page Six reports she has a new syndicated daytime talk show which is set to debut this fall thanks to a partnership between Disney and Hearst Television.

According to the outlet, ­Parkinson-Jones will ­co-executive produce Hall’s talk show along with Bill Geddie, from The View.

Judging from Parkinson-Jones’ Instagram there doesn’t seem to be any hard feelings.



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Today marks the end of an era. When The Wendy Williams Show launched 10 years ago, I knew that Wendy’s voice would change daytime television and that I had to be a part of it. I’ve spent a decade helping to build this show from “the little engine that could” to one of the most successful daytime talk shows on television. So much love and support has been poured into my growth season after season. I’ve been given the space to create and grow and create and grow again. I will forever be grateful to Wendy and my Wendy family. This show has truly been my dream job. It is now time for me to take a leap into what the future holds. It’s not always easy to make the decision to leave your comfort zone and forge into the unknown. But what I know for sure is that my next step will be greater and that I will take all that I have gained and pour it into my next venture with the same level of passion, determination and hard work. I am so excited for what the future holds! To everyone who supported me along the way, thank you!

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