Shortly following Pat Sajak’s retirement bombshell, rumors unfold that Vanna White’s “Wheel of Fortune” future is likely to be endangered, too. In keeping with Leisure Weekly, the favored co-host has been negotiating for her first pay elevate in 18 years (it appears she’s been given bonuses right here and there, however no common bump in wage). In 2022, White additionally admitted to Folks she could not think about doing the present with anybody however Sajak. Frankly, neither can we. Anybody who claims White has a straightforward job has clearly by no means spent 40 years strolling round a soundstage in night robes and 3-inch heels. She has to smile and be enthusiastic, even when she’s simply had a fender-bender or a root canal. And consider the self-control she has to have with the intention to not react when a contestant flubs a puzzle with just one letter lacking.
Thankfully, Ryan Seacrest provided hope when he spoke of “working alongside the good Vanna White.” This implies that the negotiations have been going properly sufficient that she’ll be staying round for no less than some time longer. We’ll give it an opportunity, for Vanna’s sake. Nonetheless, now we have to surprise why she wasn’t provided the job as a substitute. There are few sufficient girls within the game-show world to start with, and who is aware of the rhythm and vibe of “Wheel” higher than she does? Let her do the speaking whereas Seacrest smiles and lights up the vowels. That may be a “Fortune” price profitable.