Wheel of Fortune has found a fitting way to solve an unexpected puzzle: With longtime host Pat Sajak sidelined by emergency surgery, his on-screen partner Vanna White will host the show in his absence.
The long-running game show announced the news via Twitter on Friday: “Our taping on Thursday was canceled because host Pat Sajak underwent successful emergency surgery to correct a blocked intestine. He is resting comfortably and looking forward to getting back to work. Taping resumed today as scheduled and Vanna White has stepped in as host.”
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Sajak has hosted the syndicated version of Wheel of Fortune since it debuted in 1983, with White joining him as co-host and letter turner. Both Sajak and White recently renewed their contracts to remain on Wheel through the year 2022.
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