Vanna White is turning things up…
The 66-year-old half-Puerto Rican television personality and game show letter-turner has signed a new deal to return as host of ABC’s Celebrity Wheel of Fortune, which reportedly involves a significant salary increase.
Host Pat Sajak announced in June that he planned to retire from the syndicated game show after its upcoming 41st season. Ryan Seacrest will be taking the reins as host of Wheel of Fortune in Season 42 and also will serve as consulting producer. The show has been renewed through its 45th season.
Celebrity Wheel of Fortune offers a $1 million prize to the top-earning celebrity benefitting a charity. All they have to do is spin the wheel and solve puzzles while beating out their competitors. Prior stars visiting the show hosted by Sajak and White include Abbott Elementary stars Sheryl Lee Ralph, Janelle James and Chris Perfetti; Jack Black; Julie Bowen; Kal Penn; Sasheer Zamata; and RuPaul Charles.
Both Wheel of Fortune and Celebrity Wheel of Fortune are produced by Sony Pictures Television and distributed by CBS Media Ventures. Bellamie Blackstone executive produces.