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Ryan Seacrest Named New Host Of Wheel Of Fortune, Replacing Pat Sajak!

Ryan Seacrest Reportedly The ‘Frontrunner’ To Replace Pat Sajak As Wheel Of Fortune Host

UPDATE 12:00 PM PST 6/27/23: Welp, it’s official! Seacrest IN!

Ryan Seacrest has been named the new host of Wheel Of Fortune, beginning with the 2024-2025 season. Ravi Ahuja, chairman of global television studios at Sony Pictures, said in his announcement:

“We are ecstatic to have Ryan as the next host of Wheel of Fortune. Ryan loves Wheel as much as we do and is the perfect person to continue the show’s four-decade success into the future.”

Seacrest will replace Pat Sajak, who announced his retirement earlier this month after 40 years of selling vowels. The American Idol host released his own statement, saying:

“I’m truly humbled to be stepping into the footsteps of the legendary Pat Sajak. 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.”

He added:

“One of my first jobs was hosting a little game show called Click for Merv Griffin 25 years ago so, this is truly a full circle moment for me and I’m grateful to Sony for the opportunity. I can’t wait to continue the tradition of spinning the wheel and working alongside the great Vanna White.”

We guess that answers the question of whether Vanna would be staying on!

What do YOU think of Seacrest replacing Pat Sajak??

Ryan Seacrest has his eye on a new hosting gig.

Just two months after everyone’s favorite media personality left Live with Kelly and Ryan, the 48-year-old isn’t just spinning his wheels… or is he?? According to Bloomberg, Ryan is in talks to take over hosting duties on Wheel of Fortune from Pat Sajak, who is retiring after hosting for over forty years!

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If you didn’t see, Pat announced “the time has come” to end his role as host on the famed show in a Monday tweet. See (below):

Pat stepping down is truly the end of an era, but who better to cushion the blow than Seacrest, right? Bloomberg reporter Lucas Shaw took to Twitter Monday to share some insider deets:

“One candidate to replace Pat Sajak? @RyanSeacrest. The host has been talking to the producers of Wheel of Fortune. Some sources say he’s the frontrunner. Others say he is just one of many interested.”


Oof. Whoopi Goldberg can’t be too happy as she JUST threw her name into the ring for the hosting gig on a Tuesday episode of The View! Unless of course the sources who say he’s “just one of many interested” are right.

But hey, we thought Ryan’s main reason for leaving Live with Kelly and Ryan was because he was overworked? Page Six reported at the time that between American Idol and his radio show, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, he was a little burnt out… which apparently created some “issues” between him and Kelly. A source explained at the time there were “recent strains” in their friendship, apparently due to the stress. And he wants ANOTHER job??

We will say, Wheel of Fortune would be a considerably easier gig! Pat and Vanna White only actually film four days a month — every other Tuesday and Thursday. They knock out six shows per day — they just change their outfits between each one, and no one knows the difference! Neat, huh? TV magic…

Maybe that’s why Seacrest is gunning for the gig? It’s another hosting job that doesn’t require him to get up every single weekday?

What do you think, Perezcious readers? Would YOU like to see Ryan take on the hosting duties? Would you prefer Whoopi? Or another candidate in mind? Don’t tell us, we’ll start with an “S.” No? OK, we’ll buy a vowel…

[Images via ABC/YouTube & MEGA/WENN]

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