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Wheel of Fortune host Vanna White FINALLY inks new contract with game show after ‘receiving a substantial increase on $3 MILLION-a-year salary’ – following MONTHS of bitter negotiations

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Wheel of Fortune’s Vanna White has finally had her contract on the show extended for another two years after months of negotiations – while Pat Sajak’s daughter Maggie has secured a bigger role after being rejected as her father’s replacement.

Vanna, 66, had been locked in a “stubborn” standoff with ABC bosses for weeks as she fought for a pay rise after the bombshell news of Pat’s departure after spending years without a pay rise.

However, it appears the longtime co-host is no longer at odds with executives as it has been officially confirmed that she has signed on for the 2025 to 2026 seasons.

According to TMZThe renewed deal comes after bosses agreed to give Vanna a “substantial increase” to her $3 million per year salary — which is her first raise in 18 years, according to the outlet.

Vanna White has extended her contract with Wheel of Fortune for another two years

ABC game show bosses agreed to give Vanna a 'substantial raise' on her $3 million-a-year salary, according to reports

ABC game show bosses agreed to give Vanna a ‘substantial raise’ on her $3 million-a-year salary, according to reports

By comparison, the publication claims Pat took home an eye-popping result $15 million per season.

It has also been announced that Pat’s daughter Maggie, 28, who serves as the programme’s social media correspondent, will host a new weekly sweepstakes called Fan Fridays, which aims to help more viewers win cash, holidays and merchandise.

Maggie’s glittering new gig comes after fans were disappointed that she was overlooked as Pat’s replacement, with game show host Ryan Seacrest, 48, named as his successor.

Last month it was revealed that there had been a few ‘hiccups’ between Vanna and the show’s producers during her contract negotiations.

“They both know they have a lot of time on their hands and that more discussions need to take place, but everyone wants something to be accomplished and doesn’t want Pat’s senior year to be hampered by the constant news of the ongoing contract dispute drama,” she said. an insider told DailyMail. com.

“They want to celebrate this year with little to no drama.”

The source added that there were a few issues that caused a slight stalemate in negotiations as this could be Vanna’s last Wheel of Fortune contract.

“Wheel wants to make the transition between Pat and Ryan seamless and it would be great to have Vanna there to make that all possible,” the insider continued.

“However, they want her next contract to be her last, so there is a bit more maneuverability to change things in a few years as they look for her replacement.”

The source explained that Vanna still stood by her request for a bigger payday, adding, “Vanna is actually fine with that, she just wants a great payday that the show doesn’t even want to think about at this point.”

Vanna had been in a 'stubborn' standoff with the ABC show's bosses for weeks

Vanna had been in a ‘stubborn’ standoff with the ABC show’s bosses for weeks

Her departing co-star Pat Sajak is reportedly taking home $15 million per season

Her departing co-star Pat Sajak is reportedly taking home $15 million per season

Ryan Seacrest has been named as the new host of Wheel of Fortune, replacing Pat

Ryan Seacrest has been named as the new host of Wheel of Fortune, replacing Pat

‘It’s a matter of who will admit it first, but they’re both not blinking yet. Vanna wants to leave on her terms and retire when she is ready with a nice paycheck to end it all.”

While Vanna has signed on for two more years, Maggie has also started her new job at Wheel of Fortune.

To introduce the new viewer appreciation initiative, she hit the road with global tour company Collette, a longtime Wheel of Fortune collaborator, to give fans a glimpse of what their tours have to offer.

She will highlight stops in Newport, RI, Portland, ME, New York City, stops throughout Europe and others along the way.

Fan Fridays will also see Maggie presenting weekly prizes, while also unveiling a Word of the Day that Wheel Watchers Club members can enter online to be eligible to win.

Wheel of Fortune began its 41st season earlier this week, marking the beginning of the end of Pat’s tenure as host.

Pat Sajak's daughter Maggie will participate in a new weekly sweepstakes called Fan Fridays

Pat Sajak’s daughter Maggie will participate in a new weekly sweepstakes called Fan Fridays

She will remain on the show for two more seasons, while Pat will end this series

She will remain on the show for two more seasons, while Pat will end this series

There were a few 'hiccups' between Vanna and the show's producers during her contract negotiations – but everything seems to have been resolved

There were a few ‘hiccups’ between Vanna and the show’s producers during her contract negotiations – but everything seems to have been resolved

Longtime host Pat is stepping down at the end of season 41 after nearly four decades

Longtime host Pat is stepping down at the end of season 41 after nearly four decades

He announced in June that he would retire from the show, which he has hosted since 1983.

“I have decided that our 41st season, starting in September, will be my last,” he tweeted at the time.

He continued: “It has been a beautiful ride and I will have more to say in the coming months. Thank you very much to all of you. (If anything, it keeps the clickbait sites busy!)

‘Thank you to the best host in the business. Without you, Wheel of Fortune wouldn’t be what it is today, Pat. I look forward to Season 41 being better than ever!”

Earlier this week, Pat’s replacement Ryan revealed he had already started rehearsals for his upcoming 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 discussed Pat’s takeover in 2024.

“I shout out the puzzles and my dog ​​stares at me,” he admitted. ‘I also practice the hosting part in my living room.’

Ryan will begin his reign on Wheel in 2024, following the 41st season of Sajak, which premiered on September 11.

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