Maggie Sajak, the daughter of "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak, is preparing to take on the role of co-host alongside Vanna White for a brief period. According to her Instagram story on Monday, Maggie will be filling in for White on the upcoming Wednesday episode of "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune."
She shared a boomerang of herself walking in front of the iconic game show board, captioned with "Warming up for Wednesday."
Maggie Sajak shared a second Instagram story where she reposted Mayim Bialik's announcement that she will be a contestant on the "Ultimate Host Night" against Vanna White. This event is scheduled for Wednesday night and will also feature Ken Jennings, who is Bialik's co-host on "Jeopardy!"
The upcoming episode on Wednesday night will donate all its proceeds to charity. Maggie expressed her hope to make Vanna White proud in a video clip, with her father Pat getting emotional and saying "I think I'm gonna cry."
— WWHL (@BravoWWHL) May 9, 2023
To promote her co-hosting gig, the 29-year-old country music singer appeared on "Watch What Happens Live" with Andy Cohen on Monday night, serving as the show's bartender.
Maggie has previously appeared on "Wheel of Fortune" before.
As per the game show's website, Maggie's first appearance on "Wheel of Fortune" was when she was just 1-year-old and joined her father on stage during an episode. She also previously stepped into Vanna White's shoes during White's temporary replacement of Pat Sajak for a week during his recovery from surgeries.
Apart from her hosting duties, Maggie has been working as the social correspondent for "Wheel of Fortune" since 2021. She has completed her education from prestigious universities like Princeton and Columbia, finishing a postgraduate program as well.
"The Wheel of Fortune staff and crew have always been like an extended family," Maggie said in a released statement.
"And I’m thrilled to be working with them. It’s a real privilege to be able to treat the show’s longtime viewers to a look at what goes on when the cameras aren’t rolling. Plus, I get to use the carpool lane with my father!"
The show's hosts, Pat Sajak and White, have signed contract renewals that will keep them on board for the 2023-24 season.
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