It’s the end of an era for the beloved game show that has stood the test of time for more than four decades. And while Wheel of Fortune hasn’t changed much over the years, it’s about to look a whole lot different.
While talking with Entertainment Tonight, the beloved host of the game show, Pat Sajak, shocked the world with one of his statements—he’s preparing for his departure from the show!
Wheel of Fortune Is About to Look A Lot Different
“Years go by fast. We’re getting near the end. It’s been a long (time). We’re not gonna do this for another 40 years. The end is near,” Sajak revealed to ET. “It’s an honor to have been in people’s living rooms for that long. People were out there welcoming us. We’re happy and proud.”
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Sajak continued by saying how proud he is of the show for lasting so many decades in a business that isn’t known for its longevity.
“In most television shows by this time, you would have said, ‘that’s probably enough,’ but this show will not die. It appears I may go before the show,” he joked.
On September 25, Wheel of Fortune will be hosting their upcoming “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” episode. Sajak admitted his dream guest star would be Meryl Streep to see her say, “Come on, big money!”
However, Sajak joked, “[Streep] won’t come on because she found out you can’t win an Oscar for this.”
In the end, Sajak didn’t specifically reveal when exactly he would be retiring or if the show would continue on without him after he leaves. His beloved partner Vanna White, who has been on the show just as long has not responded to Sajak’s retirement plans.
It’s unclear if she will stay on the show or if she will ultimately retire as well.
Wheel of Fortune first premiered in 1975.
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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