'Wheel of Fortune' hostess Vanna White shuts down rumors of leaving the show: 'I ain't going nowhere!'
The 62-year-old who has been hosting the hugely successful game show along with Pat Sajak has renewed her contract through to 2022 .
As of May 10 this year, 'Wheel of Fortune', the long-running syndicated game show in the United States, completed 7,000 episodes.
The hostess of the hugely successful game show, Vanna White, talking to MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) on the sidelines of an event, quashed all rumors that she would be retiring from the show. "I haven't left yet. No! That's a rumor! It's a nasty rumor! I am not leaving! I have at least three more on my current contract. I ain't going nowhere!" remarked an amused White. She currently hosts the show with Pat Sajak and the duo have renewed their contracts through to 2022. The show also earned Sajak a Guinness World Records title for the longest career of a game-show host for the same show.
The show features a competition in which contestants solve word puzzles, similar to those used in Hangman, to win cash and prizes determined by spinning a giant carnival wheel. Talking about how the show has changed for her over the years, "There really hasn't been that much of a change other than my wardrobe over the years," she joked. "The show is basically the same, you solve the puzzle, but this time you win a lot more money."
The 62-year old also recounted one of the most touching incidents on the show. " There have been several touching moments, but one of it was when a guy won a brand new car and he turned back and said, you know I don't have to take the bus anymore, so 'Wheel of Fortune' does change lives. "
'Wheel of Fortune," which airs on local stations and is often paired with 'Jeopardy!,' is still averaging nearly 10 million viewers this season, a close second to "Judge Judy" among all syndicated shows. The popularity of the daytime series led to a nightly syndicated edition being developed, which premiered on September 19, 1983, and has aired continuously since. The program has also gained a worldwide following with sixty international adaptations.
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