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Rachael Ray drops studio audience amid coronavirus fears

Rachael Ray is the newest speak present host to ban studio audiences amid the coronavirus outbreak.

An insider tells Web page Six that Ray, 51, is taping her present on Wednesday with out an audience earlier than the present takes an already-scheduled break from taping subsequent week.

“We’re taking the mandatory precautions,” mentioned an insider, “We’re darkish all subsequent week and can revisit the choice after we return from hiatus [on March 24th].”

Web page Six has reported that ABC exhibits together with “The View” and Tamron Corridor‘s daytime present have nixed their studio audience due to the outbreak.

Corridor pretaped her Wednesday present with an audience, however it would return to stay exhibits on Thursday with out an audience.

“She typically spends the vast majority of her time within the audience with the gang, however she has avoided stepping into since Monday,” mentioned an insider, “ABC’s choice to take away the stay audience is supported by Tamron and her whole employees.”

In the meantime, Wendy Williams changed her stay audience with staffers for her first present after she introduced she too could be imposing an audience ban.

“These are the individuals who assist me and this complete manufacturing day-after-day,” Williams, 55, mentioned on-air whereas about three dozen staffers filling the seats. “And those who aren’t right here, it’s solely as a result of they’re within the management room pushing buttons or answering the entrance cellphone.”

The “View” taped with out an audience on Wednesday, with host Whoopi Goldberg saying on-air, “The CDC’s advice of ‘social distancing’ is why we’re audience-free at this time and why we’re not the one ones following. Public occasions are being canceled throughout the nation. Faculties are shut down and individuals are working from dwelling.”

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