The new Wheel of Fortune host made this surprising confession about Vanna White

Apr 19, 2024

Pat Sajak’s final season at Wheel of Fortune is coming to a conclusion.

Now the long-running game show is looking to the future. 

And the new Wheel of Fortune host made this surprising confession about Vanna White.

Wheel of Fortune’s new host is getting ready to start

In June 2023, long-time Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajack announced that he was retiring from the show after its 41st season, which will conclude in June.

He tapped his final episode as the show’s host, which is set to air on June 7.

American Idol host Ryan Seacrest was tapped to take over hosting duties from Sajak shortly after he announced his retirement.

“I’m truly humbled to be stepping into the footsteps of the legendary Pat Sajak,” Seacrest said at the time. “I can say, along with the rest of America, that it’s been a privilege and pure joy to watch Pat and Vanna on our television screens for an unprecedented 40 years, making us smile every night and feel right at home with them.”

Letter-turner Vanna White announced that she was sticking around through at least 2026.

Sajak and White built an incredible chemistry on the hit game show over four decades.

Now Seacrest told Entertainment Tonight about how he’s gotten to know his new co-host.

Ryan Seacrest talks about what he’s learned from Vanna White

Seacrest said that he’s already been building a relationship with White and getting to know how things work at Wheel.

“She’s incredible. It’s been so much fun,” Seacrest said. “I was with her a few days ago, so I know how she likes her coffee. I know she uses a Mr. Coffee machine. I know some of her favorite music.”

Seacrest added that he’ll be able to get know on camera as well as off.

“We’re gonna get a chance to know each other on camera,” Seacrest stated. “But we met over 10 years ago, so it’s gonna be fun.”

He said that he’s going to begin taping episodes of Wheel of Fortune this summer after this American Idol wraps up.

“As soon as I finish this season [of American Idol], we’re gonna start taping for next fall,” Seacrest said.

White joined him on a recent episode of American Idol to help announce some of the show’s finalists.

Seacrest called her a “national treasure” when he introduced her on the show.

“I am so enjoying this,” White said. “There are so many talented people here. I cannot believe it! It’s so much fun!”

Ryan Seacrest is ready to hit the ground running when he steps into the big shoes left behind by Pat Sajak.

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