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Wendy Williams still feels ‘sickened’ by talk show’s sudden cancelation after she refuses to film goodbye for finale

WENDY Williams feels "sickened" by her talk show's sudden cancelation after she refused to film a goodbye for the finale. 

Sources exclusively revealed to The Sun that the former queen of daytime TV is "incredibly hurt and sickened" by the way her reign on TV with The Wendy Williams Show ended.

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Wendy Williams feels 'sickened' by the ending of her iconic talk showCredit: Wendy Williams Show
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The former Wendy Williams Show host refused to film a goodbye for her sendoffCredit: Getty

"I know Wendy is incredibly hurt right now. Last week was a tough week for her," the insider said.

"It's just horrible how everything ended."

The source explained: "Imagine if this was your baby that you've built all these years. How would you take it? And it is everywhere and it's viral that it's all over and it's in your face- of course, she is hurt." 

WENDY WIPED FROM NYC STUDIO

The iconic billboard that greeted The Wendy Williams Show's live audience on 26 Street in Manhattan was unceremoniously removed on Monday, June 20, just one business day after the finale was taped last week.   

The large smiling Wendy, 57, poster remained up for the finale's taping Thursday, with the studio dark on Friday, June 17, when the last episode - which left Wendy fans largely disappointed - actually aired.

It had disappeared from the building's facade by Tuesday morning, leaving a large swath of the studio's exterior walls bare.   

As The Sun previously exclusively reported, production planned to swiftly remove all traces of Wendy from the studios that she called home for 13 years.  

A source close to production previously exclusively claimed that memorabilia from The Wendy Williams Show was discarded following the airing of the show's bittersweet finale on Friday. 

As The Sun reported, fans were heartbroken after the finale aired without an appearance from Wendy, who has not starred in her namesake show for nearly a year.  

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The source said: "The wigs are still there since she didn't come and get them, so they're being thrown out."   

The instantly recognizable "Big Purple Chair" will sadly meet the same fate.    

"The chair is just going to be thrown out," the insider added. 

"Production is not even bothering to try to donate the chair to a museum, like The View did with their original table after ten years. 

"They gave it to The Smithsonian."  

Last week it was confirmed that The Wendy Williams Show had officially been canceled after 13 years on the air.   

With Friday's episode being the last ever, viewers were hoping to see the host make an appearance.   

A series of guest hosts had been filling in for her for months, with Sherri Shepherd eventually leading the pack and taking over.   

While the comedian sent love to Wendy during the big finale, fans were shocked and angry not to see Wendy show up to say goodbye.   

They blamed the talk show for not having her back for the final broadcast, especially after the program had been on the air for over a decade.   

'DISRESPECTFUL' 

One upset viewer tweeted: "I think it's kinda foul and disrespectful to have the last episode of Wendy without Wendy.    

"The 'machine' doesn't care."   

Unfortunately, the tribute montage at the end of the broadcast wasn't all that fans had hoped it would be.   

The montage lasted about seven minutes, but viewers ripped the program for not making the whole finale one big tribute.   

"What's crazy is the 'tribute' was just a montage of the episode promos they ran over the years," one furious fan wrote. 

"They did a mashup of all the teasers."   

While fans were upset not to see Wendy in the final episode, The Sun exclusively revealed earlier this week that she refused to give a farewell message.   

The source revealed that Wendy was asked to appear in the finale but declined the invitation. 

"They were not doing it live, but asked Wendy for pre-taped video," the insider shared of the show's hope to get the mom of one on her stage one last time.   

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"She still said no," the source said. 

"She's not at peace with what happened. She's not happy with it." 

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The iconic Wendy Williams show billboard was still up during the airing of the finaleCredit: Splash News for The US Sun
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But within one studio day the poster was gone from the facadeCredit: Felipe Ramales/Splash News for The US Sun
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