Ryan Seacrest has been named the brand new host of Wheel Of Fortune just weeks after longtime host Pat Sajak announced his retirement.
The 48-year-old media personality confirmed the full details that he will be taking over from the 76-year-old presenter in a press release on social media on Tuesday.
He will begin his reign in 2024 after Sajak’s forty-first season, as he wrote: “I am truly humbled to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Pat Sajak.
“I can say, like the rest of America, it has been a privilege and a great pleasure to watch Pat and Vanna on our television screens for 40 years, making us smile and feel at home with them every night.”
Seacrest then wrote a personal message to the show’s longtime host.
In the seats: Ryan Seacrest has been named the brand new host of Wheel Of Fortune just weeks after longtime host Pat Sajak announced his retirement.
‘I’m truly humbled’: The 48-year-old media personality confirmed the full details he will be taking over from the 76-year-old presenter in a press release on social media on Tuesday.
He mentioned, “Pat, I love how you have always complimented the contestants and made the audience feel right at home. / Oh, I look forward to learning all about you during this transition.
This comes two weeks after Sajak announced that he was leaving Wheel of Fortune after more than 4 years.
“Well, it’s about time,” the 76-year-old popular host tweeted on Monday. “I have decided that our 41st season, which starts in September, will be my last.
He continued: “It’s been a great ride and I’ll have more to say in the coming months. Thank you all so much. (If nothing else, it keeps the clickbait sites busy!)
A tweet from the long-running game show read: “Thank you to the best entrepreneur in the business. Wheel of Fortune wouldn’t be what it is today without you, Pet. I hope season 41 is better than ever!
According to iMDb Monday, Sajak has so far shot 7,748 episodes of the series’ nightly edition between 1983 and 2023.
The latest: This comes two weeks after Sajak announced his departure from Wheel of Fortune after more than four decades
Details: Sajak announced on his Twitter page Monday afternoon
Sayak’s longtime co-star on the hit game show, Vanna White, 66, had not discussed his departure from the series on her Instagram or Twitter accounts as of Monday afternoon.
Suzanne Pratt, executive vice president of game shows for Sony Pictures Television, released a statement saying, “As the host of Wheel of Fortune, Pat has entertained millions of viewers across America for 40 amazing years.
“We are incredibly grateful and proud to have had Pat as our host all these years, and we look forward to celebrating his illustrious career next season.”
Prete mentioned that Sajak has “agreed to continue as an advisor to the show for three years beyond his senior year as host,” including, “We’re thrilled to have him stay close to the Wheel of Fortune family!”
Since 1983, Sajak has hosted the evening version of the gift with White. He began hosting the daytime collection on the Internet from 1981, leaving this version to house his personal late-night collection in 1989. The daytime version was canceled in 1991.
A tweet from the longtime gift of recreation confirmed that the host will soon be retiring from the collection
Veteran TV personalities were featured as the host of Celebrity Wheel of Fortune in early 2020
Sajak has been a constant presence in the long-running collection throughout his 4 long stints at the helm and is often short on gifts
Sajak and longtime costar Vanna White have appeared on the sports night version since 1983. Pictured in the nineteen eighties.
Sajak and White are photographed together in Las Vegas at a 1995 televised conference
In 2011, Sajak won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Daytime Emmys for his work in television.
He has been nominated 22 times for a Daytime Emmy Award for his web hosting efforts for The Collection and its spin-offs, three times successfully. In 2011, he won a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on mainstream television.
Sajak has been a constant presence in the long-running collection throughout his four-year stint at the helm and often lacks a gift.
At one point in November 1996, when he was stricken with STREP, he and White switched jobs for an episode.
He had to take a break from recording in November 2019 when he underwent emergency intestinal surgery with White as host.