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Wendy Williams sparks fan debate with major change in appearance

She made a bold statement

Hannah Hargrave

Wendy Williams has had some seriously fabulous hairdos, but her latest hair transformation has left her followers majorly divided. 

The talk show host, 56 - who is a proud wig-wearer - surprised fans when she appeared on her show this week sporting a huge beehive hairdo, leaving some fans unable to focus on what she was saying. 

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Wendy - who has been wearing her long hair in sleek waves recently - had a half-up, half-down style which was positively hair-raising. 

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Some fans loved the look that she also shared in clips on Instagram and commented: "I love the hair Wendy," and, "The higher the hair, the closer to God".

But many were left open-mouthed by the transformation. 

"What is up with this hair? I can't even focus on what she’s saying because of that hair," said one, while a second wrote: "This hair is giving me Jersey Shore."

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Fans were not sure what to make of Wendy's new hairstyle 

She was also compared to Amy Winehouse and some fans said they simply couldn't watch her because of her tresses. 

It wasn't so long ago that Wendy revealed her real hair colour in a throwback photo, which showed her sporting dark black hair. 

The American star has been open about wearing wigs, and revealed the reason she wears them is because of a thyroid disease.

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Wendy was compared to Amy Winehouse 

"People think it's a vanity thing," she told Entertainment Weekly. "But I have a thyroid disease and there are a few by-products of having a thyroid disease that a lot of people aren’t aware of."

Wendy pointed out that one of these is thinning hair and added: "I'm not bald, but my hair will never thicken up. So wigs are fun and wigs are cute. I would never rock my real hair now other than at my house."

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