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She may be officially replacing Wendy Williams, but Sherri Shepherd has already said that she definitely wants her to appear as a regular guest on her new show when it finally airs in September!

If you’ll recall, Sherri Shepherd was announced as a permanent replacement for Wendy Williams on The Wendy Williams Show, after filling in for her multiple times while she was recovering from several undisclosed health issues.

The new show, which will air in place of The Wendy Williams Show, will rather aptly be called, Sherri. And the 54-year-old comedienne has quite a long wish list of guests – alongside Wendy – who she wants to see on the show…

“For the first week, I am wondering what Oprah is doing? I want to know what Idris Elba is doing and if his wife could part with him for one hot minute,” she said.

“Come on, Regé-Jean Page. Hey, Method Man! I want him to come on.

“Michelle Obama, we’re both from Chicago. Are you and your husband doing anything that week?”

Now that WOULD be an unmissable week of television!

Sherri said that she is so “thankful” to Wendy, 57, for letting her fill in for her initially, as having her own show wouldn’t have been possible without her support…

“I’m so thankful to Wendy for letting me fill in for her and letting me fill the gap to support her as all the other co-hosts have also done,” Sherri said in an interview with Deadline.

“I’m thankful because if it wasn’t for Wendy the eyes wouldn’t have been on me. I’m so thankful to her. We’re all praying for her.”

Sherri did, however, say that she hasn’t spoken to Wendy directly, as they are actually “not friends”, which might come as a shock to some people who assumed that they were…

“It’s not like everybody thinks that in Hollywood, we all have each other’s phone numbers,” Sherri added.

“Wendy knows me because I’ve sat in as a guest and I guest hosted for her two years ago. So it’s not like she doesn’t know me but we’re not friends.

“I am glad that she trusted me when they asked if I could come in and trusted that I could do it.”

Although Wendy hasn’t personally addressed her replacement’s comments, her reps issued a statement last week saying that she understands why Sherri has been brought in…

“She, more than anyone, understands the reality of syndicated television — you can’t go to the marketplace and sell a show that’s the Maybe Wendy Show,” the statement read, in reference to the decision to replace Wendy Williams.

Although Sherri’s show is replacing Wendy’s, it’s been reported that the door for Wendy’s return has been left open, if and when she ever feels up to returning…

We’re excited to see what Sherri Shepherd can bring to the new show, and think it would be the best of both worlds if Wendy Williams also made some regular appearances!