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Pat Sajak to retire from ‘Wheel of Fortune’: ‘The time has come’ – Nationwide

Pat Sajak to retire from ‘Wheel of Fortune’: ‘The time has come’ – Nationwide


Beloved gameshow host Pat Sajak will quickly take his ultimate bow on Wheel of Fortune.

Sajak, 76, introduced on Monday that the hit present’s upcoming forty first season will mark his soon-to-be retirement.

“Nicely, the time has come,” Sajak tweeted. “I’ve determined that our forty first season, which begins in September, will probably be my final.”

He continued, writing, “It’s been a beautiful journey, and I’ll have extra to say within the coming months. Many due to you all. (If nothing else, it’ll hold the clickbait websites busy!)”

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The official Wheel of Fortune Instagram account additionally shared Sajak’s assertion and added a easy, “Thanks, Pat!”

In a separate assertion to Individuals journal, Suzanne Prete, the chief vp of sport reveals at Sony Footage Tv, stated Sajak will retire, however may even serve a three-year stint as a advisor for Wheel of Fortune. 

“Because the host of Wheel of Fortune, Pat has entertained tens of millions of viewers throughout America for 40 wonderful years,” Prete stated. “We’re extremely grateful and proud to have had Pat as our host for all these years and we sit up for celebrating his excellent profession all through the upcoming season. Pat has agreed to proceed as a advisor on the present for 3 years following his final yr internet hosting, so we’re thrilled to have him remaining near the Wheel of Fortune household!”

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Sajak has been the Wheel of Fortune host since 1981. The next yr, his iconic co-host Vanna White joined the manufacturing to function the gameshow board and reveal letters as they’re guessed by contestants.

In an interview with Good Morning America in 2019, Sajak mentioned a well being scare that ruined his good attendance document for Wheel of Fortune tapings. Although a blocked gut and low blood strain stored him from filming Wheel of Fortune on the time, Sajak stated he’d like to stay the sport present’s host for so long as he can.

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“I’ve gotta do that till — you realize — I’m doddering,” he stated. “I believe I nonetheless do it at a excessive stage. However you realize, I can’t do it one other 40 years, I do know that, as a result of I’d be 110, and that might be a document.”

It isn’t but clear who will step in to fill Sajak’s sneakers as Wheel of Fortune‘s subsequent host.

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