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Pat Sajak’s Wheel of Fortune co-workers ‘sighing with relief,’ glad to see him go

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Pat will retire this year, but sources say his colleagues are happy to see him leave. Pic credit: ©ImageCollect.com/Lane Ericcson-PHOTOlink.net

Pat Sajak only has a few more months left to host Wheel of Fortune before he retires, but it appears he doesn’t have a farewell party to look forward to.

As Monsters and Critics previously reported, Pat will bid adieu to Wheel of Fortune this June upon the completion of Season 41.

He made the announcement in June 2023, telling Wheel of Fortune viewers that the “time had come” for him to hang up his hat as the host of Wheel of Fortune.

“It’s been a wonderful ride,” Pat said of his tenure, adding, “Many thanks to you all.”

With Pat’s impending retirement just around the corner, Wheel of Fortune viewers have anticipated a big send-off for the 77-year-old.

But, according to sources who spoke with Closer Weekly, Pat’s co-workers have no such plans, and in fact, they’re happy to say sayonara to the Chicago native.

Sources tell the outlet that Pat’s exit has been met with “sighs of relief” from his colleagues.

Pat Sajak’s co-workers reportedly have no plans to wish him farewell

“They aren’t even planning a goodbye party for him, and he’s not happy about it,” the insiders revealed.

“He would have thought they’d have some sort of celebration planned — cake and champagne at the very least — but no one’s told him anything,” their statement continued.

Apparently, Pat’s co-workers “hardly did anything” for his 40th anniversary as host, leading him to believe that he shouldn’t expect any big extravaganza upon his exit.

“He doesn’t think they’ll throw something together at the last minute,” added the Wheel of Fortune insiders. “Let’s just say he’s not holding his breath.

Wheel of Fortune’s Vanna White is ready to start the show alongside Ryan Seacrest

According to the sources, if Pat is going to have a big send-off, that means his successor, Ryan Seacrest, would have to be invited, something they called “incredibly uncomfortable for everyone involved.”

Word on the street is that Pat “resents” Ryan, which would account for some major uncomfortableness at Pat’s farewell party.

Pat’s trusty sidekick and co-host, the illustrious Vanna White, is also reportedly happy that no party is planned for him.

“She can’t wait to start the new show,” Closer Weekly reports. “Everyone is excited — except Pat, of course.”

Pat took on the role of host of Wheel of Fortune in 1981, filling former host Chuck Woollery’s shoes.

Wheel of Fortune’s evening syndicated debut happened in 1983, with Vanna joining Pat in 1982 on the daytime version of the show.

Since then, the weeknight game show has become a TV staple for viewers who tune in, totaling nearly 8 million each and every night.

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Marsha Harris
Marsha Harris
2 months ago

I don’t believe this article for a minute. Pat has been a great host. I will miss him and so will many people who have been watching him over the years. Quit spreading fake news!!!

Kenny Stein
Kenny Stein
2 months ago

I’m glad he is finally leaving the show.

Dennis
Dennis
2 months ago

I think this article is BS.

Mar
Mar
2 months ago

It’s time for him to go—he has become too hateful which seems he might have dementia & people don’t need to see him make a fool of himself!!!

Bren
Bren
2 months ago

Total BS!

Wicwas3
Wicwas3
2 months ago

“Uncomfortableness” is an amazingly awkward synonym for “discomfort”, which wouldn’t need the quotation marks indicating the “notteallyawordusedinstandardEnglishness” of the term.

Debbie
Debbie
2 months ago

I don’t believe most of what is written here!!! Just someone trying to stir up s**t!!

Allie
Allie
2 months ago

Petty comments from all. Just makes everyone look small. The new host does NOT have to be present at such a party.
PS I don’t watch this show, but I do think a little kindness would be appropriate.

Bill
Bill
2 months ago

I don’t think Vanna ‘s job performance rates a million or so $$$$$$!!

Debbie Schmidt
Debbie Schmidt
2 months ago

Love his humor! Thanks Pat for some good relaxing evenings! Not sure if we’ll continue watching, probably not. Have a truly blessed and relaxing, enjoyable retirement!

Ann
Ann
2 months ago

Sad to see you go Pat. Probably want watch WOF anymore. Not happy that Ryan Seacrest will be taking over. There were several other male hosts they could have picked that would have been better!!

Brandywine Lady
Brandywine Lady
2 months ago

I’m sure this is 100% false. Nothing is said why they’re happy to see him go. I for one will not be watching the new Wheel.
Ryan Seacrest is creepy. Really weird.
Just like Jeopardy. Ken Jennings is an academic nerd, but not a tv host.
Merv Griffin the creator of the two shows has been dead for too many years. Let the shows go too.

Jim
Jim
2 months ago

I for one (as many I know) will NOT be watching Wheel of Fortune after Ryan Secrest takes over I can’t stand him!!!!!

Trish
Trish
2 months ago

Who ever wrote this needs to take writing lessons!

T. Fitz
T. Fitz
2 months ago

He’s right wing not job. A trump supporter.
He is clever on the show and you’d never know he was that conservative.

Progressive liberal
Progressive liberal
2 months ago

Good riddance. Take your conservative beliefs and beat it.

Lou
Lou
2 months ago

Glad to see him go.

X Xer
X Xer
1 month ago

Insider claims Sajac plans to highlight only heterosexual contestants…during his last days…

Marie Ollie
Marie Ollie
1 month ago

Pat is a joke. Glad to see him go!

Darlene
Darlene
1 month ago

This is very hard to believe. I enjoy Pat’s comments and his respectful persona towards the contestants. I will miss him and wish him a healthy and peaceable retirement.

Michael Bacon
Michael Bacon
1 month ago

Doesn’t say why they don’t want to celebrate his retirement beside Pat doesn’t like Seacrest. But then who does?

Mik
Mik
1 month ago

Not watching Ryan host. Not a good choice for the job

Pissed
Pissed
1 month ago

What a stupid article! Wtf was the point of it other than to waste 2 minutes of my life. .

Bea
Bea
1 month ago

i love Pat Sajak! He is funny and seems to be a moral type of guy. We need more of him . NOT like that guy on “Family Frud” who seems to love the sexual innuendo so frequently abused on THAT stupid show. And he is supposed to be a Christian?

Kat
Kat
1 month ago

He’s a real as*hole. I heard he caused a real nasty scene arguing over a few dollars charge at his veterinarian. A former fan told me that she lost all respect for him after witnessing it.