What’s the rubric? Appropriate Title. The solution? After Pat Sajak retires next year, “Wheel of Fortune” will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest.
On Tuesday, it was reported that starting with Season 42, Seacrest has secured a multiyear agreement with Sony Pictures Television to host the long-running game show. Sajak has lately said that the forthcoming 41st season will be his final.
Popular “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest now welcomes in the new year for many people by anchoring “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.”
Seacrest stated in a statement, “I’m truly humbled to be stepping into the footsteps of the legendary Pat Sajak.” To have Pat and Vanna on our TV screens for an incredible 40 years, making us smile every night and feel right at home with them, has been a blessing and pure delight.
Along with Sajak, Vanna White has been a consistent presence on “Wheel of Fortune,” and Seacrest’s comments seemed to indicate that she will continue to do so even after Sajak’s departure. White and Sajak have been with the show since its inception in the 1980s.
“I can’t wait to continue the tradition of spinning the wheel and working alongside the great Vanna White,” Seacrest said in a statement. He said that throughout this transition phase, he planned to absorb as much knowledge as possible from Sajak.
Taping takes place in Southern California, where Seacrest also has his widely listened-to morning drivetime radio show that is syndicated nationally. Six years after joining the cast of “Live with Kelly and Ryan” on New York’s NBC morning show, Seacrest revealed in February that he would be leaving the show. Kelly Ripa and her husband, Mark Consuelos, are the new hosts of the show.
Since 1981, Sajak, now 76 years old, has presided over the game show in which competitors try to predict letters to complete words and phrases in the hopes of winning cash and prizes. He replaced Chuck Woolery, who had hosted the show since its inception in 1975. Originally airing during the day, “Wheel of Fortune” switched to its current nighttime slot in 1983, making Sajak and White the show’s primary hosts for a full four decades.
Q1. Wheel of Fortune: Is Ryan Seacrest replacing Pat Sajak?
Wheel of Fortune’s creators are giving Ryan Seacrest a spin as the program’s next host. The show is one of the longest-running and most-watched in the United States. After this season (or series, as they say in the UK) ends, Seacrest will take over as host from Pat Sajak, a 76-year veteran.
Q2. How much money will Ryan Seacrest make as the show’s host?
The recent revelation that Seacrest will be hosting the legendary game show generated headlines all throughout the entertainment industry. There has been speculation that Seacrest might make as much as $28 million per year in pay for this coveted position.