Ryan Seacrest would be taking over for Sajak, who announced recently his retirement from anchoring the show after above forty years. Following a multi-year contract, Pat would continue to work as a consultant producer. The 47-year-old had hosted chat programs and singing competitions for many years on American television. Vanna White, who co-hosts WOF, will continue to do so. Ryan Seacrest revealed on Tuesday, “I’m very honored to be following in the steps of the iconic Pat Sajak.
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He further added that watching Vanna and Pat on TV screens for over forty years has been an honor and a pure joy. It has made all of us smile and feel comfortable. He commended Sajak for “always celebrating the participants and making home viewers feel at home.” 76-year-old Sajak will continue working with the program as an advisor, according to the show’s producers. Ryan Seacrest, who has worked as the host of American Idol since 2002, will keep doing so.
He co-hosted the well-known morning chat show ‘Live with Ryan and Kelly for six years up until recently. In 1981, Sajak started presenting WOF. He surpassed Bob Barker of The Price Is Right to become a game show host with the longest tenure in 2018. According to Sony, the primetime mainstay continues to draw 26M viewers each week, and more than 10,000 individuals try out for the show annually. The program was initially created around 1974 as a television adaptation of the well-known game “Hangman”. WOF would return to UK television the following year with Graham Norton, it has now been revealed.
It debuted around 1988 on ITV until 2001 and was adapted from a popular US show. ITV and its streaming service ITVX will air nine episodes of its comeback, hosted by Graham Norton and a Eurovision presenter.