Vanna White to Fill In for Pat Sajak on 'Wheel of Fortune' Hosting Debut

December 6, 2019

We’d like to solve the puzzle for “Who is hosting for Pat Sajak?”

It’s Vanna White!

After years of turning the letters on the syndicated game show, “Wheel of Fortune,” White will assume hosting duties from Sajak who is currently recovering from surgery.

White makes her official hosting debut next week during Disney’s Secret Santa Holiday giveaway.

It’s unclear if White will host the full holiday promotion running from Dec. 9 through the 20.

Initially, Sajak was supposed to be off the show for two weeks, but his recovery period has extended and remains up in the air.

Last month, the longtime host canceled a taping to undergo emergency surgery for a blocked intestine.

On Nov. 11, Sajak updated fans on his health on Twitter, writing, “I’m so grateful for all of the good wishes during my recent illness. Happy to say that the worst has passed, and I’ll be out of the hospital in a day or two, then back to work.”

He was spotted at a Washington Capitals game shortly after the holiday.

White already had some practice hosting after temporarily stepping in for Sajak following his surgery.

"Our taping on Thursday was canceled because host Pat Sajak underwent successful emergency surgery to correct a blocked intestine," the show tweeted about the 73-year-old, who has hosted the show since 1982. "He is resting comfortably and looking forward to getting back to work. Taping resumed today as scheduled and Vanna White has stepped in as host."

Disney is making its debut as a “Secret Santa” partner.

The “Secret Santa” aspect links in-studio contestants and viewers at home as fans with a Wheel Watchers Club SPIN ID number have the opportunity to win the same prizes as the contestant.

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