- Ryan Seacrest told GMA he’s already rehearsing for Wheel of Fortune at home
- He also revealed he was playing at home, with his dog ‘watching me’
- The multi-hyphenate will take over from Sajak on the iconic game show in 2024
Ryan Seacrest can’t wait to start his next gig, admitting he’s already started rehearsals for his next role as host of Wheel Of Fortune – in his own living room.
The veteran TV host appeared on Good Morning America on Monday, where he talked about returning to host Pat Sajak’s iconic game show in 2024.
News that Seacrest, 48, would succeed Sajak, 76, as host of Wheel Of Fortune was announced in June – and apparently he’s been deep in rehearsals at home ever since.
“I can’t even believe it myself,” he said on Monday’s episode of GMA, referring to his upcoming hosting duties.
Ryan Seacrest, who will host Wheel Of Fortune for its 42nd season, admitted he was working out at home before new gig
“Pat is a legend,” Seacrest beamed when asked if he was looking forward to handing out prize money on the show.
“But coming out there and giving these candidates a lot of money, that’s really the best part of it,” he exclaimed.
Seacrest was then asked if he was the type of person to play the game show from his couch.
“I always do,” the American Idol host joked.
“I shout out the riddles and my dog looks at me.
“I also practice the hosting part in my living room.”
Seacrest will begin his Wheel reign in 2024 following Sajak’s 41st season, which premiered on September 11.
A source close to the show told DailyMail.com at the time of Seacrest’s announcement that they were thrilled to have him on board.
Coming soon: Seacrest (April photo) will begin his reign as host of the iconic game show in 2024 following Sajak’s (right) 41st season.
Seacrest was asked if he was the type of person to play the game show from his couch. “I always do,” the American Idol host joked. “I shout the riddles and my dog looks at me”
“Ryan is an institution. For him, joining Wheel is the best possible scenario,” they exclaimed.
“He doesn’t have any baggage, drama or anything off-putting about his career. He will be able to do his job well, he has natural charisma, and people like him and feel safe around him. There should be no surprise if he does the show himself for 40 years.
In Seacrest’s personal announcement, he wrote: “I am truly honored to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Pat Sajak.
“I can say, along with the rest of America, that it has been a privilege and a pure joy to watch Pat and Vanna on our television screens for an unprecedented 40 years, making us smile every night and feel right at home. us with them.”
Seacrest then addressed the show’s longtime host.
The TV host discussed his upcoming role on Wheel Of Fortune on Good Morning America on Monday.
“Pat, I love how you always celebrated the contestants and made the viewers at home feel comfortable.” he wrote. “I look forward to learning everything I can from you during this transition.”
Sajak commented on his decision to leave the show on X (formerly Twitter).
‘Well, the time has come. I have decided that our 41st season, which begins in September, will be my last,” he wrote in a tweet.
“It’s been a wonderful adventure and I will have more to say in the months to come. Thank you to all of you. (At the very least, it will keep the clickbait sites busy!)”
Wheel Of Fortune has been on the air continuously since January 1975 – Sajak’s predecessor Chuck Woolery served as host from its inception until 1981.