Pat Sajak is opening up a pair of large change viewers could have seen this week on “Wheel of Fortune“: the host is not the one performing the final spin of the wheel all by every recreation.

The new format debuted this week. After years of Sajak ending the final spin, a variety was made to go away the job to contestants as an alternative. The final spin habitually takes place in course of the tip of every recreation present episode. The touchdown spot determines the buck quantity every participant receives for each letter till the puzzle is solved.

Sajak, 74, spoke up with regard to the change in a bit collectively alongside together with his daughter, Maggie, who joined the present on Monday. The longtime recreation present emcee is outwardly happy with the change in consequence of performing the final spin was one issue he admitted “always bothered” him.

“You remember when Vanna used to turn the letters? Well she complained. The work was way too hard, the workload, so now they just light up…No, I’m lying about this,” he cracked.


Then he bought down to enterprise. “The reason is, honestly, I’ve never liked the idea of imposing the host on the game. That always bothered me a little bit. We finally got to talking. We said, ‘Look, someone’s spinning the wheel anyway. We’ll save time. We’ll just let them spin it, whoever turn it happens to be. So the final spin, at least as far as the host is concerned, is gone, but the final spin remains. I’m just not doing it.”

A new change to ‘Wheel of Fortune’ affects host Pat Sajak's duties.

A new change to ‘Wheel of Fortune’ impacts host Pat Sajak’s duties.
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“I hope that’s a satisfactory explanation,” Sajak added.

Sajak then opened up with regard to the query he’ll get requested usually: “Why do you never hit a bankrupt or a lose a turn out there?”

He talked about he has nonetheless there’s not fairly a bit of some extent to present that to viewers.

“We’re already running short of time because obviously, we’re in a final spin situation. So why eat up time watching me spin? So we just edit those spins out, and we’ll do the same now that the players are doing the final spin. If they land on a bankrupt or a lose a turn or a prize, we’d let them spin again until they land on the dollar amount.”

to deny Petersen the elements, which suggests he misplaced out on large cash merely for along with the phrase “and” to his reply.

Some well-known that the rule is needlessly restrictive to contestants who in each different case remedy the puzzle. “Our long-standing rule is that in order to have a correct puzzle solve, a contestant must say only what is on the board without adding words,” a spokesperson for the present urged Fox News on the time. “Contestants are thoroughly briefed prior to the show, and Pat often reminds them of this rule when solving a puzzle in this particular category.”