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'Wheel of Fortune' Host Pat Sajak Accidentally Solves Puzzle during the Show's Bonus Round

Busayo Ogunjimi
Apr 25, 2021
11:40 A.M.
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"Wheel of Fortune" show host Pat Sajak recently created a moment of fun on the show after accidentally revealing the answer to a puzzle.


Game show host Pat Sajak has enjoyed an illustrious career hosting "Wheel of Fortune," which has earned him 19 nominations for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host, which he won three times.

The 74-year-old is not known for making mistakes or silly blunders which ranks him high as one of the best in show business, but sometimes even the best can slip.

Pat Sajak at The Paley Center for Media on November 15, 2017 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images



During a recent broadcast of the widely loved game show, longtime host Sajak did something that looked strange to viewers of the show, and some might even consider it a funny blunder.

The "Wheel of Fortune" host accidentally revealed the answer to a solved puzzle during an episode last week, and the moment was as hilarious as it was surprising. 


While some of the puzzles remained unsolved, Sajak said, "Well, I'd rather be standing here than there, quite frankly." His last word "quite frankly" turned out to be the answer.

Despite his pro bono service, the contestant could not provide the correct answer since he was not fast enough to utilize the gift from the 74-year-old.


At the end of the show, co-host Vanna White brought up the topic, and Sajak himself enjoyed the humor he provided. He noted that he wondered how many viewers at home had captured the somewhat embarrassing moment.

The show host remarked that the moment proved people were not paying attention to him. Sajak also poked fun at himself, noting that the mouth would often say what the brain does not want it to say.



Since it debuted in 1975, the game show has continued racking up strong reviews and gaining a committed fan base over the years. While most viewers love the show, they might not have observed some fun facts about their beloved game.

Only a small section of fans might have observed that host Sajak likes to match his tie to whatever dress Vanna White has on. This sweet habit has been going on for years and continues to add spark to the show.


Also, fans might have wondered if all contestants are carefully selected to be of the same height. 74-year-old Sajak once cleared the air, explaining that the contestants stand on risers that adjust to make them look like they are the same height.


For more than three decades, White and Sajak have paired on the show making it one of the best in the country. Besides the magic they work on stage, the duo shares an incredible friendship.

White revealed that they relate like siblings, which is what makes their relationship work, with Sajak adding that they have never had a single argument. Lovers of the show will undoubtedly moss the adorable pair when they both decide to draw the curtain on a well-decorated career.