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'Wheel Of Fortune' Fans React After Pat Sajak Announces He's Retiring As Host On Twitter

Sajak has been the iconic game show's host for more than 40 years after joining back in 1981.

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On Monday, Pat Sajak announced on Twitter that he's retiring as host of Wheel of Fortune.


Sajak took over the hosting gig in 1981—more than four decades ago—from Chuck Woolery who hosted when Wheel launched in 1975.

In 2019, Sajak became the Guinness World Record holder for having the longest career as a game show host on the same game show. His co-host Vanna White isn't far behind, having joined in 1982.

In his tweet, Sajak shared:

"Well, the time has come."
"I've decided that our 41st season, which begins in September, will be my last."
"It's been a wonderful ride, and I'll have more to say in the coming months."
"Many thanks to you all."
"(If nothing else, it'll keep the clickbait sites busy!)"

Needless to say, the host will be missed by his fans.

Many on social media shared their memories over the years of Sajak on their TVs, some of them even occurring prior to his days behind the wheel.

And others thanked him for providing years upon years of entertainment and wished him all the best.

Wheel of Fortune is America's longest-running game show with more than 7,000 episodes under its belt.

Season 41, Sajak's last, will begin in September and finish in 2024.

Best wishes on a retirement well earned.