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Vanna White extends contract with ‘Wheel of Fortune’, will stay after Pat Sajak leaves


Longtime “Wheel of Fortune” co-host Vanna White has extended her contract and will continue to spin letters on the venerable game show until at least mid-2026, producers announced Tuesday.

This 41st season of “Wheel” is retired host Pat Sajak’s last, raising questions about White’s future on the show she has been on since the early 1980s.

White, 66, signed a two-year extension, allowing him to run the letters “Wheel” during the 2024-25 and 2025-26 television seasons, according to a statement released Tuesday by the show’s producers and distributors .

When the 42nd season of “Wheel” premieres in a year, White will write letters for new host Ryan Seacrest.

“Live with Kelly and Mark” co-host Kelly Rippa teased Seacrest that the animation duties on “Wheel” should help his spelling and hard-to-decipher text messages.

“This is the best show for you,” Rippa told Seacrest on a show that aired this week. “You are finally able to spell words so we can decipher what your text messages are trying to tell us.”

Seacrest admitted to having had careless thumbs on his phone.

“It’s a public service,” he said. “Yes, I tend not to check the spelling of a text before it is automatically corrected and sent as different words that make no sense.”