Pat Sajak is rising to the top as the longest running video game show host in television history.
On Tuesday, the “Wheel of Fortune” host celebrated her 40th anniversary as the face of the show.
Sajak, 75, celebrates the historic achievement by tweets a few fun facts highlighting how long he’s been on “Wheel of Fortune”.
“When I started hosting “Wheel” (with Susan Stafford) on this day 40 years ago, the top 10 TV shows included “Dallas,” “Three’s Company,” “The Jeffersons,” and “The Dukes.” of Hazzard,” he shared. “Ronald Reagan is in his first year as president. Song #1: Olivia Newton-John’s ‘Physical.’
“Wheel of Fortune” originally started in 1975 as a daytime string on NBC. In 1981, Sajak replaced former host Chuck Woolery with Susan Stafford.
The current version of the game premiered on September 19, 1983. Stafford eventually left in 1982 and the current co-host. Vanna White64 years old, occupy the position.
On March 22, 2019, Guinness World Records recognized Sajak for having “the longest career as a game presenter for the same show.”
Since joining “Wheel of Fortune,” Sajak has been nominated for a whopping 19 Emmy Awards for his hosting duties and has won the award three times.
Maggie Sajak, 26, also honored her father’s special anniversary by post a mirror photo from his early days as a presenter. “Congratulations to this man on passing the 40th Wheel!” she writes. “On this day in 1981, @patsajak organize his first episode about @Rotation luck…And the rest is history!”
Sajak’s daughter became a member of the “Wheel of Fortune” family in September when she was named the show’s newcomer. online reporter.
She posts exclusive videos, behind-the-scenes clips and interviews with the presenter and contestants to the “Wheel of Fortune” website and social media accounts. Maggie Sajak briefly joined the show in January 2020 when she took over White’s mail delivery task. At the time, her father was recovering from an emergency surgery and White acted as the main host.
To celebrate her New title, Maggie Sajak posted a family photo on Instagram that shows her and her brother Patrick, 31, as children with their father and mother, Lesly Brown-Sajak, 56. Family of four standing by the show’s classic roulette wheel for a split second.
“Memories of @rotation luck setup (before I learned to look at the right camera),” she joked in the caption.
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