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Vanna White signs contract extension to remain on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

The longtime letter revealer has extended her contract for the syndicated game show amid Pat Sajak's final season as host.
/ Source: TODAY

Vanna White will stick with “Wheel of Fortune” after extending her contract for another two years on the show.

A Sept. 19 press release from the syndicated series confirmed that White will continue turning over the letters for the show’s puzzle board through its 2025-2026 season.

The longtime game show host’s contract extension will bring a sense of normalcy to the series as it says goodbye to Pat Sajak, who has co-hosted "Wheel of Fortune" since 1981. Ryan Seacrest will replace Sajak as the show’s co-host in fall 2024.

Season 41 of the beloved game show kicked off last week.

Sajak announced his impending departure from the series back in June with a post shared on the platform X, known then as Twitter. 

“Well, the time has come. I’ve decided that our 41st season, which begins in September, will be my last,” he wrote in his post. “It’s been a wonderful ride, and I’ll have more to say in the coming months. Many thanks to you all. (If nothing else, it’ll keep the clickbait sites busy!)”

Soon after, “Wheel of Fortune” revealed that it had tapped Seacrest as its new host and that he would also serve as a consulting producer for the show.

“It’s official! Starting in 2024 @RyanSeacrest will take the stage as the new host of Wheel of Fortune. We’re so excited — Welcome Ryan!” the show’s official account announced on social media later the same month.

The longtime “American Idol” host signed a multiyear agreement.

Seacrest confirmed the news separately with a statement posted on X reflecting on the big shoes he would be filling.

“I’m truly humbled to be stepping into the footsteps of the legendary Pat Sajak,” he wrote in part.

“Pat, I love the way you’ve always celebrated the contestants and made viewers at home feel at ease,” he continued. “I look forward to learning everything I can from you during this transition.”