Whoopi Goldberg is able to take over as “Wheel of Fortune” host on the heels of Pat Sajak saying his departure from the long-lasting recreation present.
Goldberg, 67, mentioned as a lot on Tuesday’s broadcast of “The View” throughout a dialogue with “Jeopardy!” host Ken Jennings.
“I need that job,” the “Sister Act” actress mentioned. “I believe it might be plenty of enjoyable.”
Goldberg’s co-host Pleasure Behar then jokingly chimed in, “And you recognize what? Sara [Haines] and I could possibly be Vanna White. We’ll take turns strolling forwards and backwards!”
Previous to Goldberg’s admission, Jennings, 49 — who assumed the “Jeopardy!” internet hosting gig alongside actress Mayim Bialik in July 2022 following the November 2020 dying of Alex Trebek — lauded Sajak, 76, for his prolonged tv tenure.
“Properly, Pat’s a legend. I imply, over 40 years and the value of a vowel has not gone up one penny. Like, no one managed inflation like Pat Sajak,” he mentioned facetiously.
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“I imply, ‘Jeopardy’ had its personal succession disaster,” Jennings added. “Hopefully, ‘Wheel’s’ received an envelope saying what occurs when Pat packs it in.”
Following 4 many years on air, Sajak introduced his retirement in a Monday night tweet.
“Properly, the time has come,” he wrote. “I’ve determined that our forty first season, which begins in September, will probably be my final.”
“It’s been an exquisite trip, and I’ll have extra to say within the coming months,” he elaborated. “Many due to you all. (If nothing else, it’ll preserve the clickbait websites busy!)”
Final yr, Sajak teased to “Leisure Tonight” that the “finish [was] close to” for him on “Wheel of Fortune.”
“Years go by quick. We’re getting close to the tip. It’s been an extended [time],” he continued. “We’re not gonna do that for one more 40 years,” he advised the outlet.
“It’s an honor to have been in individuals’s residing rooms for that lengthy. Individuals had been on the market welcoming us. We’re joyful and proud.”