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Ryan Seacrest to Take Over as ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Host

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In an exciting development, Sony Pictures Television has revealed that Ryan Seacrest will take over as the host of the beloved game show, “Wheel of Fortune.” This multiyear agreement will see Seacrest stepping into the shoes of longtime host Pat Sajak, who recently announced his decision to step down after the show’s upcoming 41st season. Commencing in 2024, Seacrest, renowned for his roles on “American Idol” and “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” will not only be the new host but will also serve as a consulting producer for the show. Meanwhile, Sajak will continue as a “Wheel of Fortune” consultant for the following three years.

Expressing their enthusiasm for the new host, Sony Pictures Global Television Studios chairman Ravi Ahuja stated, “We are ecstatic to have Ryan as the next host of ‘Wheel of Fortune.’ Ryan loves ‘Wheel’ as much as we do and is the perfect person to continue the show’s four-decade success into the future.”

Seacrest humbly expressed his gratitude, saying, “I’m genuinely humbled to be stepping into the footsteps of the legendary Pat Sajak. I can say, along with the rest of America, that it’s been a privilege and pure joy to watch Pat and Vanna on our television screens for an unprecedented 40 years, making us smile every night and feel at home with them. Pat, I love how you’ve always celebrated the contestants and made viewers at home feel at ease.

I look forward to learning everything from you during this transition.”

Seacrest also acknowledged his previous connection to the world of game shows, recalling his early experience hosting a show called “Click” for Merv Griffin. “This is truly a full circle moment for me, and I’m grateful to Sony for the opportunity,” he added. “I can’t wait to continue the tradition of spinning the wheel and working alongside the great Vanna White.”

Suzanne Prete, EVP of Game Shows at Sony Pictures Television, praised the remarkable contributions of both Sajak and White, remarking, “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Pat and Vanna for many years, witnessing their effortless ability to bring joy and humor to ‘Wheel of Fortune’ for decades! Pat has been an incredible host and helped build the show into its success today. While Ryan has some big shoes to fill, I’m confident he will connect with our loyal fanbase and excite a new audience as we expand upon the show’s great legacy. I couldn’t be more thrilled.”

With the announcement of Ryan Seacrest as the new host, fans eagerly await the upcoming “Wheel of Fortune” season and the fresh energy he will bring to the iconic game show.

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