Wendy Williams Show is the latest to cancel live studio audiences

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Posted at 11:30 PM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 23:30:12-04

NEW YORK CITY — The Wendy Williams show is the latest to nix its studio audience over coronavirus fears.

The move was announced on the show's instagram Tuesday, saying "Wendy values her co-hosts and their daily participation, but in light of the current health climate," the show won't have a live studio audience, but will still produce a live daily show.


"Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune" are also going forward without a live audience, reported on Monday.

Tapings of the two popular TV game shows, both produced by Sony Entertainment, will continue.

The audience is being kept away out of an abundance of caution as health officials are encouraging the public to conduct social distancing amid the spread of the virus.

Tapings for Jeopardy are of particular concern due to the health of Alex Trebek. Trebek, the 79-year-old host of Jeopardy, has been fighting stage 4 pancreatic cancer since last year.

The CDC and other health officials said that the elderly and those with weakened immune systems should avoid social contact as COVID-19 spreads throughout the United States.

Justin Boggs contributed.