Ryan Seacrest Named New Host of ‘Wheel of Fortune’

After six successful years as co-host, Seacrest stepped down this year from the morning show’s flagship “Live,” which he co-hosted with Kelly Ripa. Seacrest continues to host ABC’s “American Idol,” which drew more than six million viewers during its TV season, according to Nielsen.

When Sajak announced he was leaving the show on June 12, many in the entertainment industry thought it would take months to find a replacement for him. Still, speculation about his successor soon began, with many Wheel of Fortune fans on social media begging White to take over as host.

Joy Behar said on ‘The View’ two weeks ago that co-host Whoopi Goldberg was interested in hosting ‘Wheel of Fortune’, revealing how the celebrity entertainer coveted the role. emphasized that

“I want the job,” Mr. Goldberg said firmly, to the cheers of the studio audience. “I think it’s going to be a lot of fun.”

After Trebek’s death in 2020, Sony turned in a possible Jeopardy! cast. The replacement joined as a guest host for his one to two weeks at a time. In 2021, Sony announced that the show’s executive producer, Mike Richards, would take over as host of “Jeopardy!”

But within days, reports surfaced that Richards had repeatedly made sexist and offensive remarks several years earlier, prompting amidst public outcry, first as host and then as executive producer. was forced out of his job as Spectacle, show, play. It took nearly another year for Sony to announce that Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik would be the permanent hosts of Jeopardy!.

This past year has seen a lot of drama revolve around Jeopardy! has remained fairly subdued, and the show maintains high ratings.

Two weeks ago, Mr. Jennings was asked at Who should ‘The View’ replace Mr. Sajak?

“That’s an interesting question,” Jennings said, adding, “Hopefully somewhere in the ‘wheel’ there’s an envelope that says ‘What if Pat packs?'” rice field.

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