Vanna White has committed to "Wheel of Fortune" for an additional two years, aligning with the news that Pat Sajak will be departing the show in 2024.
White's contract as co-host of the beloved game show has been extended to run until the 2025-26 season. When Sajak steps down in the fall of 2024, Ryan Seacrest will be stepping in as his successor, as reported by Fox News Digital.
Details about White's updated contract were not released.
Guess who's back?
Back again (for the 41st time)? pic.twitter.com/11U14KQjIk
— Wheel of Fortune (@WheelofFortune) September 5, 2023
Earlier in June, Sajak declared his intention to retire from "Wheel", a role he has held since 1981. The show initially aired in 1975 with hosts Chuck Woolery and Susan Stafford.
"As previously announced, Wheel of Fortune’s Season 41, which kicked off this past week, will be the last for host Pat Sajak," the statement said.
"The show will celebrate the 41-derful seasons with him at the helm. Co-host Vanna White has extended her contract for an additional two years, keeping her revealing letters at the iconic puzzleboard through the 2025-2026 season."
White stepped in as Sajak's consistent co-host in December 1982, following Stafford's departure from the show earlier that year.
Viewers of Season 41 can look forward to seeing Maggie Sajak, Pat's daughter, presenting the "Word of the Day" during her travels, with scheduled visits across Europe.
Wheel of Fortune’s Maggie Sajak teases surprising new addition to the team with adorable photohttps://t.co/qOQ1UyU9ES
— The US Sun (@TheSunUS) September 18, 2023
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