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Pat Sajak, 76, came out on his own to announce the show when he announced that Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy was premiering! had a crossover.
Danger! Hosts Ken Jennings, 48, and Mayim Bialik, 47, were joined by Vanna White, 66, at the wheel of this very special episode.
In light of Vanna playing the game instead of turning the letters, Pat’s daughter, Maggie Sajak, 28, came out to join her father and took Vanna’s place.
After Mayim had a tough first puzzle, getting only a few letters wrong and giving Ken an easy win, Vanna showed the Jeopardy! crew how to play the game.
Mayim guessed “Funny Meeting You Here” instead of “Fancy Meeting You Here”.
Vanna is the first to jump and choose the first letter of the next puzzle.
After choosing the popular letter “S”, Pat praised his co-host for the “logical” choice.
He said, “See how logical that is?”
Vanna continued to guess letter after letter correctly to the point that Pat told Mayim to “watch out” for what Vanna was doing.
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He said, “Ken, Mayim, I hope you take care of her.”
Eventually, Vanna would complete two of the three words in the puzzle, giving Mayim an easy victory.
Pat had an emotional reaction when his daughter took over Vanna White’s signature role during the episode.
The longtime game show host was seen standing next to his daughter Maggie in a trailer for Wednesday’s new episode.
The popular ABC show, which features contestants spinning a carnival Ferris wheel and solving word puzzles for prizes, will air its Ultimate Celebrity Wheel of Fortune Host Party on Wednesday.
The next episode will feature a new twist, with co-host Vanna White as the game’s contestant.
Vanna has served as co-host on Wheel of Fortune since 1982, so it was clearly an emotional moment for Pat Sajak to see her daughter take the reins.
“I hope to make Vanna proud,” Maggie said as she stood next to her dad in a strappy red dress.
“I think I’m going to cry,” Pat replied.
Pat chose not to be hosted during an episode of Wheel of Fortune in April.
The 40-year-old game show host left the stage during the bonus puzzle round in place of announcer Jim Thorton, leaving fans’ heads spinning.
A contestant named Sarah has revealed she “loves” announcer Jim Thornton – who became the voice of Wheel of Fortune in 2011, top.
She announced: “I love Jim Thornton so much. And how could anyone not? His voice is so soothing and energizing, he’s hilarious and he’s such a good person.
And when I don’t hear his voice, I worry about him.
The camera stopped at Jim’s announcer booth where he joked, “I’m giving you an hour to cut this, Sarah.”
However, in a rare moment, the game show granted Sarah her wish for extra time with Jim as they had asked the announcer to do Pat’s job for the final puzzle.
Sarah emerged with the highest score and chose “Place” as her bonus puzzle while staying with Pat.
When the show was commercially interrupted, she was instead jigsaw with Jim – an event that apparently never happened.
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