May 26, 2024

With Pat Sajak leaving “Wheel of Fortune” on the finish of the 2023-24 season, there have been questions on what co-host Vanna White would do. 

On Tuesday, the present confirmed White has renewed her contract for 2 extra years, conserving her with the present till not less than the 2025-26 season. 

White and Sajak have been collectively when “Wheel of Fortune” was first syndicated in 1983. After 41 seasons, Sajak can be changed by Ryan Seacrest. 

The announcement of White’s contract extension got here as Seacrest was filming an interview with NBC’s Willie Geist. 

“That is such nice information,” Seacrest stated in an excerpt of the interview launched on Wednesday. “Vanna has been such a staple on that present and in our residing rooms for thus a few years, I have been very excited to work along with her, however now that it is official, I can say, ‘Congratulations, Vanna.’ I can not wait.” 

White has crammed in for Sajak when he has been sick. She additionally was honored by Guinness World Document as essentially the most frequent clapper. As of 2015, she had clapped over 3.7 million instances on air. 

“She’s beloved by this nation and by the viewers and I can not even think about standing subsequent to her on that set with the ability to say, ‘OK, let’s get to it,'” Seacrest stated throughout his NBC interview. 

Sajak’s daughter Maggie Sajak stepped in as hostess when White briefly took over internet hosting duties.  Maggie Sajak will proceed because the present’s social media correspondent. 

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