Pat Sajak is leaving Wheel of Fortune and plenty of are questioning who will exchange him as host. Whereas numerous names are at the moment being tossed round, one TV persona will not be trying to step into the function.
On June 12, Pat introduced his plans to retire from the longtime sport present subsequent summer season after greater than 4 many years of being on the air. The information shocked viewers, even supposing he is been dropping clues of his impending exit over the previous couple of months. This led to some people saying that former Dancing With the Stars host Tom Bergeron ought to take his place, given his years of presenting expertise. What’s extra, they flooded his Instagram, asking him for his ideas on the suggestion.
Within the feedback of a video Tom uploaded on June 14, followers noticed him figuring out with weights at his native gymnasium. “Once you discover out that the [Wheel of Fortune] gig is open,” one individual wrote.
“😂 No thanks,” he jokingly replied. “I’ve developed an aversion to carrying fits.”
What’s extra, others could not assist however hope that he was making ready to get again on the small display screen. However he shortly cleared up the air by mentioning a well-known identify from American Idol.
“Are you getting in form to spin the Wheel of Fortune? You would be nice for that job. 😊,” one other added. “I’m listening to @ryanseacrest is in line for that one. Which is nice ‘trigger the child wants the work… 😉,” Tom quipped.
Whereas the America’s Funniest Residence Movies alum appears set on his present stance, it is good to know that he would not be working with ABC (which primarily airs Wheel of Fortune) ought to he change his thoughts. Followers of Dancing With the Stars could know the alphabet community unexpectedly fired him and co-host Erin Andrews in 2019, earlier than changing them with Tyra Banks in 2020 and Alfonso Ribeiro in 2022. Tyra has since left the competitors sequence and Julianne Hough is about to be the brand new co-host for the upcoming season 32.
It is also vital to notice that Wheel of Fortune is produced by Sony Photos Tv (which additionally produces Jeopardy!) and distributed by CBS Media Ventures, per Deadline. In January, ABC purchased the rights to air the sport present via the 2027-2028 season and has been doing so throughout its affiliated TV stations for greater than 30 years.
What’s extra, Tom appears to be busy specializing in his personal healthcare. Other than going to the gymnasium, he revealed that he recovered from a bruised rib the identical day he celebrated his forty first wedding ceremony anniversary along with his spouse Lois.