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December 6th, 2019 under Wheel of Fortune

Last month, Pat Sajak was rushed into emergency surgery for a blocked intestine. Since the show must go on, the producers asked Vanna White to fill in as the host. Next week, will we see her go from turning letters to turning on the charm with the contestants.

Today, she talked to Good Morning America about changing jobs for the first time in 37 years. That is right, she and Sajak had never not done a show together in 37 years until this happened. You would think, after all of that time, she would have learned a thing or two from her friend. It turns out; she told T.J. Holmes, “I don’t pay attention to Pat.” Not only that, she says she only turned the wheel three times before she had to. If I worked on that show, I would spin that wheel every day. I do not know how she was not tempted to do the same.

White says that hosting was challenging because “I had to be aware of everything that’s going on. Where before, all I had to worry about was letters. Now, I have to carry the whole show.”

A show she does not want to do without her partner of 37 years. She cannot imagine doing it without him. That and White has a whole new respect for him. She hopes he feels the same way. Since their relationship last lasted longer than a lot of Hollywood marriages combined, I am sure he feels the same way. If he didn’t, then they would have gotten a divorce a long time ago.

Sajak, who is now back at work, was off for three weeks to recover, and White hosted the whole time. I do not know about you, but I will be tuning in to see how she does. That and I really want to know who turned all the letters in her absence. It looks Minnie Mouse did the first episode. I am curious if she did the rest.

Which makes you wonder how their contract negotiations will go for them when they are up in 2022. They can say to her, “Your job is so easy even a mouse could do it.” They will say to him, “Your job is so easy, even a letter turner can do it.” Then they will say to them, “Yes, but it will be hard for them to have our lasting appeal and chemistry.”


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