Vanna White goes head-to-head with Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik at a special screening for the Celebrity Wheel of Fortune charity
Vanna White will compete on an upcoming episode of Celebrity Wheel of Fortune.
The news of the 66-year-old TV personality was revealed last week ABCIt was also announced that she would go head to head with Jeopardy’s Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik.
The game show host, who recently paid tribute to her late stepfather, will appear on the show on May 10.
All money White won while appearing on Wheel of Fortune will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Jennings and Bialik will send their earnings to the Equal Justice Initiative and the Mental Wealth Alliance, respectively.
Role opposite: Vanna White will compete on an upcoming episode of Celebrity Wheel of Fortune; Seen in 2021
Although the Celebrity Wheel of Fortune game is usually hosted by Pat Sajak and White, a new individual has to fill in for the latter.
Previous Wheel of Fortune contestants include Kristen Schaal, Drew Carey, and Snoop Dogg, among many others.
White previously competed alongside Sajak during an episode of Wheel of Fortune that aired on April Fools’ Day in 1997.
The episode was hosted by Alex Trebek, and the 76-year-old TV personality went on to host one episode of Jeopardy!
Susan Stafford served as the original host of Wheel of Fortune and remained in the position from 1975 until 1982.
Eventually, White took over the role, previously filling in for Sajak after he suffered various health complications in 2019.
The former TV personality spoke to the people And she opened up about her longtime friendship with the showrunner.
“I think when Merv Griffin picked both of us, 40 and 41 years ago, he saw something between us — a brother-sister kind of relationship,” she said.
Front and center: The news about the 66-year-old TV personality was revealed by ABC last week, and it was announced that she will go head-to-head with Jeopardy’s Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik; Seen with Pat Sajak in 2021
With good reason: All money Wyatt wins while appearing on Wheel of Fortune will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Seen in 2017
What he does most: White eventually took over the role, having previously filled in for Sajak after he suffered various health complications in 2019; She was seen with Sajak in 2017
White said she didn’t want to think of a version of the show that didn’t show her or her reviews.
She said: I can’t imagine. Everyone associates the Wheel of Fortune with Pat and Vanna. We’re like Ken and Barbie, you know?
And the journalist continued, saying that she is still happy to be able to work in the program.
Who still says they love their job 40 years later? I! I really. She said, “It’s a fun show.”
Not Impressed: White expressed her reluctance to consider a version of the show that didn’t feature her or Sajak.