• Emergency surgery thrusts Vanna White into ‘Wheel of Fortune' host spotlight

    By: Kelli Dugan, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    With Pat Sajak sidelined by emergency surgery, “Wheel of Fortune” showrunners have tapped Vanna White to fill the longtime host’s shoes while he’s on the mend, People reported.

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    Sajak, 73, underwent emergency surgery to repair an intestinal blockage, forcing the cancellation of Thursday’s taping, the magazine reported


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    According to KDVR, taping resumed Friday with White, 62, assuming hosting responsibilities.

    Her first outing appeared to go smoothly, CNN reported, with a few special guests joining White in her hosting debut.

    In its 37th season, “Wheel of Fortune” is the longest-running syndicated game show in the United States and taped its 7,000th episode in May 2018, People reported.


     

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