- Pat Sajak goes away Wheel of Fortune and many wonder who will replace him as host.
- While a number of names are currently being floated, one TV personality isn’t looking to take on the role.
- Some people say the old Dancing with the stars host Tom Bergeron should take his place.
On June 12, Pat announced his intention to retire from the long-running game show next summer after more than four decades on the show. The news shocked viewers, despite him dropping hints of his impending exit for the past few months. This has led some people to say that the old Dancing with the stars host Tom Bergeron should take his place, given his years of experience in presenting. Additionally, they flooded her Instagram, asking for her thoughts on the suggestion.
In the comments of a video Tom downloaded on June 14, fans saw him working out with weights at his local gym. “When you discover that the (Wheel of Fortune) concert is open,” one person wrote.
“😂 No thanks,” he jokingly replied. “I developed an aversion to wearing costumes.”
What’s more, others couldn’t help but hope he was about to return to the small screen. But he quickly cleared the air by mentioning a familiar name from american idol.
“Are you fit to spin the wheel of fortune? You would be great for this job. 😊,” added another. “I hear @ryanseacrest is in line for that one. Which is good because the kid needs some work…😉,” Tom joked.
While the America’s Funniest Home Videos alum seems set on his current position, it’s good to know that he wouldn’t work with ABC (which mainly broadcasts Wheel of Fortune) should he change his mind. fans of Dancing with the stars may know that the alphabet network unexpectedly fired him and co-hosted Erin Andrews in 2019, before replacing them with Tyra Banks in 2020 and Alfonso Ribeiro in 2022. Tyra has been gone since the competition series and Julianne Hough is set to be the new co-host for the upcoming 32 season.
It is also important to note that Wheel of Fortune is produced by Sony Pictures Television (which also produces Danger!) and distributed by CBS Media Ventures, by Deadline. In January, ABC bought the rights to broadcast the game show during the 2027-2028 season and has been doing so on its affiliate television stations for more than 30 years.
Also, Tom seems to be busy focusing on his own health care. As well as hitting the gym, he revealed he recovered from a bruised rib the same day he celebrated his 41st wedding anniversary with wife Lois.
As an entertainment and news editorial assistant for Good Housekeeping, Adrianna (her) writes about everything TV, movies, music and pop culture. She graduated from Yeshiva University with a BA in Journalism and a minor in Business Management. She covers shows like The recruit, 9-1-1 And Grey’s Anatomyalthough when she’s not watching the latest show on Netflix, she’s taking up martial arts or drinking way too much coffee.