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Vanna White Is Filling in for Pat Sajak Amid His Health Scare but 'Wheel of Fortune' Fans Are Not Pleased

Afouda Fortune
Dec 11, 2019
12:30 P.M.
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After the most recent episode of "Wheel Of Fortune" aired, fans took to social media to express how disappointed they were with Vanna White and her hosting skills.


Although the management of "Wheel Of Fortune" found a replacement for Pat Sajak following his health scare, fans of the show aren't impressed with their choice, Vanna White.

Vanna White attends the Women's Guild Cedars-Sinai annual luncheon at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel | Photo: Getty Images


According to Pop Culture, Vanna officially took up the reins as the show's host on the Monday episode. However, fans who were displeased at the way the actress handled the show, took to Twitter to air their views.

One aggrieved fan stated that anybody who claimed that the TV personality did an excellent job, was lying to themselves.


One viewer shared that he felt "weird" hearing Vanna speak as he hadn't heard her talk in over thirty years.


A third Twitter user also shared the same sentiment, writing:

"Watching Vanna host Wheel of Fortune is cool but weird. Very weird. She's not bad, but she doesn't do the back and forth banter with the contestants, so it feels a tad less personal. But hey, she's new at this."


A fourth viewer pointed out how "rusty" Vanna was at handling the role of a host.


Another netizen blasted the television personality writing:

"Vanna seems uncomfortable as a host and it’s making it awkward to watch."


Even radio host, Gary R'nel, mentioned that although he loved Vanna, she needed to return to her real job.

Amid the backlash, USA Today


that the show's episodes were filmed back in November. As at the time of filming,


was recovering from emergency surgery for a blocked intestine.


Soon after the procedure, the 73-year-old appreciated his fans for their support while announcing that the "worst has passed."


to Good Morning America, Pat



"I'm so grateful for all 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 (unless @TheVannaWhite has completely taken over!)"

"Wheel of Fortune" hostess Vanna White (L) and host Pat Sajak speak as they are inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame during the NAB Achievement in Broadcasting Dinner at the Encore Las Vegas | Photo: Getty Images


In the same spirit, the "Goddess of Love" told Pat in a tweet that his job was safe as she had no intention of taking it away from him.

The banter between the pair wasn't a surprise as they have worked together on "Wheel of Fortune" since the early 1980s.

The duo has so enjoyed working together that they have extended their contracts through 2022.