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Pat Sajak Announces Retirement From ‘Wheel Of Fortune’

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Pat Sajak, the longtime host of the beloved game show Wheel of Fortune, has announced his official retirement from the show which will commence in 2024. “Well, the time has come. I’ve decided that our 41st season, which begins in September, will be my last,” the show host said in a statement.

“It’s been a wonderful ride, and I’ll have more to say in the coming months… Many thanks to you all.”

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Pat Sajak announces his official retirement

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The 76-year-old first began appearing on the show alongside co-host Vanna White back in 1981. The show has since become a mainstay of primetime television alongside the beloved game show Jeopardy!. At this time, there is no news of who may replace him, but of course, many fans are wondering if White may step up to the plate, or perhaps Pat’s own daughter, Maggie, who has been involved with the show to a certain extent as well.

RELATED: Pat Sajak’s Daughter, Maggie Sajak, Gives Career Update After Filling In For Vanna White

WHEEL OF FORTUNE, Pat Sajak, Vanna White, 1975-, © Sony Pictures TV / Courtesy: Everett Collection

As a result of his time with the show, Pat has won three Daytime Emmy Awards in the outstanding game show host category (1993, 1997, 1998) as well as a lifetime achievement prize in 2011. Sony execs will likely be under the same pressure Jeopardy! was recently under to find a new show host that could possibly come close to filling the shoes of Sajak.

WHEEL OF FORTUNE, Pat Sajak, Vanna White, 1975-, © Sony Pictures TV / Courtesy: Everett Collection

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