Pat Sajak Takes Final Turn as 'Celebrity Wheel of Fortune' Host

Pat Sajak shares heartfelt moments from his career

by Zain ul Abedin
Pat Sajak Takes Final Turn as 'Celebrity Wheel of Fortune' Host
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What the audience would not expect but would meet their approval, is Pat Sajak is planning on coming back on television. The sixty-nine-year-old game show host officially retired in June and will briefly return to the screens for a final spin in "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune," which is a show owned by ABC.

This was made known by ABC while unveiling its fall lineup. The new series, aiming to be an off-shoot of the famous show, will be launched with the stars and has been slated to air from October 7. Sajak, having been hosting 'Wheel of Fortune' for decades, relinquished the responsibilities to Ryan Seacrest for the final time on the 7th of June.

Every fan will, nevertheless, be glad to see him back, even if it’s by a short stint once again. Seacrest will carry on as the co-host with Vanna White, who has always featured on the show besides Sajak. Furthermore, Sajak will serve three years as a consultant of the show so that his knowledge and expertise shape the show’s future.

Concluding, Suzanne Prete, EVP of Game Shows at Sony Pictures Television stated that Sajak would remain involved for season two. To this, she emphasises on his passion with the show and the people who watch it, which has even intensified over time.

Sajak's Fond Farewell

During his heartfelt farewell in June, Sajak reflected on his long tenure: "It’s been an incredible privilege to be invited into millions of homes, night after night, year after year, decade after decade.

And I always felt that the privilege came with the responsibility to keep this daily half-hour a safe place for family fun. No social issues. No politics. Nothing embarrassing, I hope. Just a game. But gradually it became more than that." He continued, acknowledging the show's broader impact: "A place where kids learned their letters, where people from other countries honed their English skills, where families came together along with friends and neighbors, and entire generations." Concluding his message, Sajak expressed his gratitude: "What an honor to play even a small part in all of that.

Thank you for allowing me into your lives." 'Celebrity Wheel of Fortune' will air on Mondays, taking the coveted 10 p.m. time band on the days that ABC isn’t showing a Monday Night Football game. Specific schedules for the programming in the evening other than 10 p.m. have not been unveiled yet and the TV network leaves viewers to guess as it concludes its fall schedule.