A WHEEL of Fortune contestant made a painfully bad guess with one letter to go that made it impossible for fans to hold back on Monday.
Jessica answered with “Dining in the dining room”. Jar” and sends viewers to X (formerly Twitter) in shambles.
The mother of two revealed to Pat Sajak, 76, that she works for the “busiest” airport in the world (Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta).
Then she ran into turmoil that Wheel of Fortune fans were unprepared for.
Jessica selected letters from a puzzle in the “What Do You Do?” category.
It said “Food in the Dining Room,” so it was just one letter missing when she said anxiously, “I’d like to solve it, Pat.”
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She guessed, “Eating in the dining room Jar?”
The audience audibly gasped, and even Vanna White, 66, looked away in pity.
“No,” the soon-to-retire host explained.
The next participant chose a “C” and completed it with “food in the dining car.”
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A stunned Pat said off-camera: “Yeah, there might be a C in there; Now it’s just a matter of reading it.”
FANS REACT TO “DINING JAR” ERROR
Fans didn’t take the mess lightly, with one person posting: “Food in a food jar?! These people are idiots!”
Another wrote: “This woman said “Dining in the Dining JAR” on Wheel of Fortune. WTF is a dinner glass!?”
A third wrote: “‘Food in a Jar’ made my jaw drop to the floor… I’m rooting for you Jessica.”
“What is a ‘eating glass’?” #WTF” wrote a fourth and a fifth: “
Food glass??” Share the clip.
A sixth wrote: “Please!!! Do not approach me or otherwise harass me while I am eating in the food glass. #WheelofFortune #DiningJar.
Meanwhile, Vanna scored a big victory last week when she finally got executives to extend her contract on September 20 after months of salary battles.
Her contract runs through the 2026 season and will see her appear on the popular game show with Pat’s successor, Ryan Seacrest, for at least two years.
Vanna, who earns $3 million per season, had reportedly demanded a pay rise from the show’s producers, claiming that she had only received bonuses for the past 18 years.
She reportedly contacted a lawyer and demanded half of current host Pat Sajak’s $15 million annual salary.
Accordingly TMZWhite received a “significant raise” with the deal, but the exact figure is not being disclosed.
Ryan will take over from Pat at the end of the current season in June 2024 after his amazing 40 years as presenter.
Vanna will be with Ryan for at least the first two years he hosts, starting next fall.
Meanwhile, 28-year-old Maggie Sajak, who has become a favorite of many fans, will be taking over the social media helm at least until 2025, and fans believe she could replace Vanna when the letter turner is finished.