Vanna White Reveals Who Should Replace Her on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

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Vanna White has been a staple on Wheel of Fortune alongside Pat Sajak for decades. Pat, 76, is stepping down in 2024, and Ryan Seacrest will be stepping in as the permanent new host. But what about Vanna? The iconic letter-turner, 66, revealed who should be her replacement in a new interview.

That person is… Pat’s daughter, Maggie Sajak! “I think she’s a good replacement if I can’t be there for some reason,” Vanna told E! News. “She’s been around it her whole life, so I think she can fill in for me for sure.”

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Maggie, 28, is already a part of the Wheel of Fortune family. She is the show’s social correspondent and turned the puzzle board when Vanna was a contestant on Celebrity Wheel of Fortune. She also filled in when Vanna had to host in Pat’s place as he recovered from surgery. Maggie has a stellar resume outside of Wheel of Fortune as well. Pat’s daughter recently graduated from Georgetown University Law School.

“She’s precious, she’s beautiful, she’s very good,” Vanna said about Maggie in her interview. “I think she learned a lot from her father because he’s such a good interviewer.” Vanna added, “I think she’s good for our show.”

Pat will be retiring as the Wheel of Fortune host after season 41 ends in 2024. After lengthy negotiations, Vanna has extended her contract by two years through the 2025-2026 season. Vanna and Pat have been working together since 1982, and the television personality admitted it’s going to be “really hard” to not be co-hosting alongside Pat after he steps down. “There’s definitely sadness and it is absolutely bittersweet for me,” she said.

Vanna White on the set of ‘Wheel of Fortune.’ (ABC)

In between her busy schedule with Wheel of Fortune and Celebrity Wheel of Fortune, Vanna has recently launched a Wheel of Fortune-inspired makeup collection with Laura Geller Beauty. The collection, which is “perfectly curated and beloved” by Vanna, includes a “Prizewinning Eyeshadow Palette,” “Face the Wheel Brush Palette,” and more.

Vanna White has been spelling out success for contestants on 'Wheel of Fortune' since beginning her run as the hostess in 1982. The TV fixture, bor nFeb. 18 ,1957, has become one of television's most iconic hosts and is undoubtedly the most famous letter-turner of all time. The blonde beauty was joined by Pat Sajak in 1983, and they have co-hosted together ever since. Vanna is known for her incredible and fashionable wardrobe on the show. She has dazzled in some of the most glamorous gowns, dresses, pantsuits, and more. 'Wheel of Fortune' is the most successful syndicated program in the history of television. Trademarked as America’s Game, more than 115 million people have never known a world without the seven-time Emmy-winning game show. Vanna and Pat are teaming up for a special edition of 'Wheel of Fortune.'  Vanna and Pat have been co-hosting for nearly 40 years, but they have no plans of slowing down. See Vanna through the years in our gallery.

WHEEL OF FORTUNE, (from left): Pat Sajak, Vanna White, (circa 1983), 1975-.


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