Drew Carey Jokes About 'Dying on Stage,' Vows to Stay on Show

Carey Reflects on His Unexpected Journey as Game Show Host

by Zain ul Abedin
Drew Carey Jokes About 'Dying on Stage,' Vows to Stay on Show
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Drew Carey, the beloved host of "The Price Is Right," recently expressed his unwavering dedication to the show, revealing that he plans to continue hosting until the end of his days. Speaking to PEOPLE at CBS' fall schedule celebration on May 2, Carey shared his thoughts on never wanting to leave the iconic game show, even joking about "dying on stage." At 65, Carey finds himself in a unique position within the entertainment industry, feeling deeply appreciated and supported by his team.

"I'm having such a good time there. Everybody treats me great, and the cast and production office are fantastic," he stated. This sense of belonging and enjoyment makes Carey eager to maintain his role for as long as possible.

Since taking over from Bob Barker in 2007, Carey has not only embraced his role but also introduced several updates to the show, including a new set, logo, and theme music. These changes have helped cement his place in game show history, making "The Price Is Right" a continued favorite among audiences.

Carey's Hosting Epiphany

Interestingly, Carey wasn't always set on taking this path. In a March interview with PEOPLE, he revealed that he initially declined the offer to host the show, seeking instead activities that were "fun and interesting" rather than a regular "job-job." After leaving "The Drew Carey Show," he was hesitant to commit to another long-term television project.

However, his perspective shifted when he realized that hosting could support his dream of becoming a part-owner of a Major League Soccer team. A conversation with one of the show's producers led to an epiphany about the joys of giving away prizes and being surrounded by happiness daily.

Now, reflecting on his journey and the fulfillment it brings, Carey looks forward to continuing his role. "I could just make a living giving prizes to people and being around happy people all day," he remarked. This realization turned hosting "The Price Is Right" into not just a job but a source of joy and a means to achieve his dreams.

"The Price Is Right" continues to air weekdays at 11 a.m. ET on CBS, where viewers can witness Carey's enthusiasm and commitment to spreading joy, one episode at a time.