BET from Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) on On Digital Media's (ODM) StarSat shows the exact same episode of The Wendy Williams Show in South Africa that is shown in America on the same day - the only American TV talk show South African pay-TV viewers are able to see on the same date as it is shown there.
While other American talk shows are currently in repeats, The Wendy Williams Show, recorded in New York and executive produced by David Perler, has remained in new episodes throughout the American summer holiday, similar to last year.
Wendy Williams celebrated with a white wine toast with her studio audience she famously refers to in her daily show as "my co-host".
"One of my favourite birthday wishes was that I wanted a hot shirtless guy to deliver the cake. So we've invited sexy Hit the Floor star Robert Christopher Riley," said Wendy Williams, after which he pushed out a massive Wendy cake - oversized boobs and all - to a cheering studio audience who sang Happy Birthday.
The cake was made made by Carlo's Bakery, which is of course the bakery from the reality show Cake Boss on Discovery Networks International's TLC Entertainment (DStv 172) channel.
Chaka Khan sang "I'm Every Woman" which later became famous when Whitney Houston did a cover version of the song which Oprah Winfrey then used as her first theme song for many years when The Oprah Winfrey Show started.