Vanna White Hosts Wheel of Fortune

Shafe Asghar, Writer

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Vanna White, the longtime “Wheel of Fortune” hostess, was shown Monday hosting her first entire episode of the popular game show Pat Sajak. 

“Tonight’s my first night of hosting Wheel! I’m excited and nervous!,” she tweeted. “Stay tuned!”

Vanna took over for Sajak for the show’s two-week “Secret Santa Holiday Giveaway” promotion. In her more than 35 years on the show, it was her first time stepping into the hosting role. White has long turned the letters on-screen as the players make guesses.

The episodes were filmed in November while Sajak was recovering from emergency surgery for a blocked intestine.  “Our taping on Thursday was canceled because host Pat Sajak underwent successful emergency surgery to correct a blocked intestine,” the game show tweeted. “He is resting comfortably and looking forward to getting back to work. He’s since thanked fans for their support, announcing the “worst has passed” and he expects to return to work shortly. 

“Wheel of Fortune” has been Sajak’s hosting home for the last 37 years, a Guinness World Record for the longest career as host of the same game show. White described the show without Sajak as “a word without vowels.”

“I’ll fill in the blanks until you return,” White tweeted at the time, alongside a picture of the duo. “Rest up and we’ll be solving puzzles in no time. (Don’t worry, your job is safe! Well, pretty safe.)”