Vanna White has extended her contract with “Wheel of Fortune” and will continue as a co-host on the show until at least 2026. This comes as her co-host, Pat Sajak, is set to retire after the current season.
Vanna White Extends ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Contract, Will Stay On After Pat Sajak Departs
Vanna White, the long-time co-host of “Wheel of Fortune,” has extended her contract and will continue turning letters on the game show until at least the middle of 2026. This announcement comes as her co-host, Pat Sajak, is set to retire after the current season. White, 66, has signed a two-year extension, ensuring her presence on the show for the 2024-25 and 2025-26 television seasons. When the 42nd season begins, White will be working alongside new host Ryan Seacrest. In a recent episode of “Live with Kelly and Mark,” co-host Kelly Rippa playfully teased Seacrest about his spelling and texting skills, suggesting that hosting “Wheel of Fortune” may help him improve in that area.
Continuing On “Wheel of Fortune” with Ryan Seacrest
White’s contract extension means that she will be a familiar face on “Wheel of Fortune” even after Pat Sajak’s departure. The show’s producers and distributors have expressed their confidence in White’s ability to continue her role as the letter-turning co-host. With the upcoming season, viewers will see White working alongside new host Ryan Seacrest. This transition marks a new chapter for the long-running game show, and fans can look forward to the dynamic between White and Seacrest as they bring their own unique styles to the iconic program.
Improving Spelling and Texting Skills
Kelly Rippa playfully pointed out that hosting “Wheel of Fortune” may have some benefits for Seacrest’s spelling and texting abilities. Seacrest admitted to being careless with his texting, often relying on autocorrect to fix any spelling errors. With his new role on “Wheel of Fortune,” Seacrest will be more focused on words and spelling, which may help him improve his texting skills. While the comment was made in jest, it highlights the fun and lighthearted nature of the show and the camaraderie between the hosts.