Pat Sajak, Vanna White to stay on ‘Wheel of Fortune’ by means of 2024
Selection reported Wednesday that Sajak, 74, and White, 64, signed a brand new deal to host the game present by means of no less than the 2023-2024 tv season.
Sajak and White have hosted Wheel of Fortune collectively since 1983. The present will return for a thirty ninth season Sept. 13.
Underneath the brand new deal, Sajak may also develop into a consulting producer on the series, whereas Wheel of Fortune announcer Jim Thornton will get an expanded on-screen presence starting with Season 13.
As well as, Deadline stated Sajak’s daughter, Maggie Sajak, will be part of Wheel of Fortune because the present’s social correspondent on Fb, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok, and that the present’s set and music have been refreshed for Season 39.
Different adjustments embrace Sajak now not doing the “last spin” of the game. More cash might be up for grabs in every episode, and the “Secret Santa Vacation Giveaway” sweepstakes for Wheel Watchers Membership members will return.
“If you consider it, by doing the ‘last spin’ I, as host, had an influence on the end result of the game and that has all the time bothered me as a result of it simply did not really feel proper,” Sajak stated. “With this transformation, solely the contestants decide the end result of the game and the host doesn’t impose themself in any means.”
Sajak and White’s contract renewal follows news that Mike Richards has exited Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! as government producer. Richards beforehand stepped down as Jeopardy! host following controversy over his previous remarks.