Who will take the “Wheel”? Pat Sajak has introduced he is retiring as host of “Wheel of Fortune” after greater than 40 years, that means an iconic recreation present as soon as once more has a job opening. Sajak won’t exit until the tip of the upcoming season, which begins in September, leaving producers loads of time to search out his alternative. In accordance with one report, although, there might already be a front-runner. So who might be within the combine to present internet hosting “Wheel” a spin?
That is the one candidate the place there’s reporting to recommend he is being thought-about. Bloomberg’s Lucas Shaw reported that “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest has been speaking to the “Wheel” producers concerning the internet hosting gig, and “some sources say he is the front-runner,” although others mentioned he is “simply one in all many .” Seacrest not too long ago exited as host of “Reside with Kelly and Ryan.” Outdoors of “American Idol,” he has recreation present expertise, together with internet hosting NBC’s “The Million Second Quiz.”
Alternatively, may “Wheel of Fortune” maintain issues within the household? Pat Sajak’s 28-year-old daughter, Maggie Sajak, has appeared on the present and not too long ago stuffed in for Vanna White turning over the letters on “Movie star Wheel of Fortune.” She has additionally served because the present’s social media correspondent. This has sparked hypothesis that producers might be getting ready her to take over for her dad, although it is also attainable she may as a substitute succeed White when she retires.
Talking of White, would possibly she be a candidate to take over as host herself? She already stuffed in for Sajak in 2019 after he had emergency surgical procedure. This may enable “Wheel” to retain continuity by deciding on somebody who’s already a part of the present, just like the way in which “Jeopardy!” tapped its most well-known contestant, Ken Jennings, as a bunch.
Along with his work on “Good Morning America,” Michael Strahan additionally has recreation present expertise, internet hosting ABC’s “$100,000 Pyramid.” Conveniently, this present is produced in affiliation with Sony Photos Tv, which additionally produces “Wheel.”
One other seasoned recreation present host is Brooke Burns, the unique host of the U.S. model of “The Chase.” She wasn’t introduced again for the quiz present’s ABC revival, however she’s at present internet hosting an identical present, “Grasp Minds,” on the Recreation Present Community. Sara Haines, who hosts the ABC revival of “The Chase,” might be an alternative choice.
John Michael Higgins
On high of starring in movies like “Finest in Present,” actor John Michael Higgins can also be a profitable recreation present host. He at present hosts the “Household Feud”-esque “America Says” on the Recreation Present Community. He additionally started internet hosting one other GSN present, “Cut up Second,” this 12 months and competed on “Movie star Wheel of Fortune” in 2021.
Mayim Bialik is at present sharing “Jeopardy!” internet hosting duties with Ken Jennings, although it is unclear how lengthy this association will proceed. So contemplating “Jeopardy!” and “Wheel” are sister exhibits, would possibly Bialik transition over to “Wheel” whereas Jennings takes over at “Jeopardy!” full-time?
In accordance to TMZ, Sony bosses appreciated Bialik a lot that they wished her to host “Jeopardy!” solo, however the twin internet hosting plan took place as a result of she was too busy, specifically along with her sitcom “Name Me Kat.” That present has since been canceled. Bialik and Jennings not too long ago competed on an episode of “Movie star Wheel of Fortune.”
So long as we’re contemplating individuals who have hosted “Jeopardy!”, remember about CNBC host David Faber. He was one of many “Jeopardy!” visitor hosts after Alex Trebek’s dying, and his stint was one probably the most well-received amongst followers. Regardless that Faber co-hosts CNBC’s “Squawk on the Avenue,” he mentioned in 2021 he would have taken the full-time “Jeopardy!” job if it was provided.
“Glee” star Jane Lynch has been internet hosting NBC’s “Weakest Hyperlink” reboot since 2020. She additionally beforehand hosted “Hollywood Recreation Night time.”
“Recent Prince of Bel-Air” alum Alfonso Ribeiro has tons of internet hosting expertise underneath his belt, together with internet hosting “America’s Funniest House Movies” and “Dancing with the Stars.” He has additionally hosted recreation exhibits like “Catch 21.”
Whoopi Goldberg has thrown her hat into the ring. On “The View,” throughout a dialog about Sajak’s retirement, she mentioned, “I would like that job!”
At this stage within the course of, it will be untimely to rule anybody out — aside from Mike Richards, that’s.