Ryan Seacrest has been announced as the new host of Wheel of Fortune, succeeding long-time host Pat Sajak.
The announcement was made on the show’s official Instagram account on June 27, sparking a range of emotions among fans.
Some fans expressed disappointment, reflecting on their long-standing viewership of the show, while others voiced their desire for a fresh face. Opinions were mixed, with some feeling that Seacrest was not the right fit for the gig, criticizing the choice as unoriginal. Conversely, there were fans who acknowledged that no one could truly replace Pat Sajak and showed support for the selection of Ryan Seacrest.
Interestingly, one fan suggested a different approach, proposing that Vanna White, the show’s letter-turner, should become the host, while a new person should take over as the letter-turner. This idea added an alternative perspective to the discussion.
It’s worth noting that the role of host for such a prestigious show requires a candidate with substantial on-air experience. Seacrest, with his prior hosting positions on shows like Live With Kelly and Ryan and American Idol, possesses this experience, making him well-suited for the role and a natural progression for the show.
Pat Sajak had officially announced his departure from Wheel of Fortune earlier in the month, stating that the upcoming 41st season would be his last. He expressed gratitude to the fans and promised more details in the coming months.