Not amused! Wheel of Fortune’s Vanna White doesn’t approve of a prank her cohost, Pat Sajak, likes to play on his spouse, Lesly Brown.
“I do that factor I do [at] each certainly one of Lesly’s birthdays and he or she completely hates it,” Sajak, 76, stated towards the top of the sport present on Friday, April 21. “We put a cake in entrance of her, she closes her eyes, she makes a want, and when she blows out the candle, I clutch my coronary heart and fall to the bottom.”
The Illinois native — who has hosted this system since 1981 — continued: “She never finds that amusing, I don’t perceive.”
Sajak then turned to White, 66, who was grimacing on the viewers, and requested, “Don’t you discover that humorous?” The former pageant queen sternly replied, “No.”
Sajak shot again, “OK,” and continued to giggle because the credit rolled.
The Daytime Emmy nominee wed Brown, 58, in 1989. The couple share two kids: son Patrick, 32, and daughter Maggie, 28. Pat was beforehand married to Sherill Sajak from 1979 to 1986. Though White’s latest scolding of her cohost was uncharacteristic, Pat has received plenty of criticism from viewers as of late.
Earlier this month, Wheel of Fortune followers accused the previous disc jockey of robbing college-aged contestant Alexa of a $100k jackpot. To some viewers, it seemed like Alexa solved the ultimate puzzle within the nick of time, however in accordance with Pat, she flubbed the response. The proper reply was “JUST WINGING IT,” which some followers have been sure she stated earlier than the buzzer sounded.
“I’m completely sure that the very first thing she stated was, ‘Simply winging it.’ You owe that younger girl an apology and $100,000!” one viewer tweeted after the April 6 broadcast.
One other chimed in: “Lifelong watcher here! Alexa acquired robbed tonight. Her first try was, ‘Simply winging it!’ I’ve rewatched it a dozen occasions — you guys goofed. Give her the $100k she rightly gained!”
A 3rd social media consumer was extra direct with their criticism, quipping, “Give up screwing your contestant.”
Pat has additionally made headlines for getting impatient with participants. In March, he snapped at contestant Nicole after she waited till she had two unknown letters remaining to take a guess.
“Please, remedy the darn puzzle!” he yelled.
After Nicole guessed appropriately, the previous climate anchor seemingly mocked how lengthy she’d taken.
“It’s a horrible moment when you already know that, ‘Everybody in America is aware of what that is, why don’t I?’ However you bought it,” he stated. “We respect that you simply pretended you didn’t know till the top. You increased the drama and that was nice.”
Pat beforehand hinted that his tenure on the show could be coming to a close within the not-so-distant future.
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“We’re getting close to the top,” he advised Entertainment Tonight in September 2022. “We’re not gonna do that for one more 40 years. The top is close to.”