Wendy Williams will not be returning to her talk show this year, as guest host Sherri Shepherd will be filling in through the holiday season.

The announcement was made on the show’s Instagram page on Tuesday, leaving fans shocked.

Along with a picture of Sherri, they captioned the post: “You asked for it and we delivered. We’re thrilled to announce that @sherrieshepherd is making her highly-anticipated return to guest host The Wendy Williams Show on Monday, December 13.

“Sherri will take over hosting duties through Friday, December 17 before the holiday hiatus.

“Drop some [celebration emotions] in the comments to show your love for Sherri.”

The talk show had earned its highest ratings of the season during Sherri’s hosting duties for the week ending on November 7, prompting her return.

Executive Producer David Perler commented on the news: “Sherri is a great fit for the show and she engages with our viewers with her relatable conversations and unique point of view on the hottest topics.

“We’re very happy to welcome her back and can’t wait to see what she’ll bring to our viewers and station partners this time around,” he added.

Read more in The-Sun.com.