Exclusive: Carson Daly Commends Ryan Seacrest on Securing ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Role: ‘A Clearly Perfect Pick’

Carson Daly expresses his excitement over Ryan Seacrest taking on the hosting duties for Wheel of Fortune, stating that it comes as no surprise and is an obvious choice. Daly reminisces about watching old episodes of Wheel of Fortune with Pat Sajak and Vanna White, noting Sajak’s resemblance to a young Seacrest. Daly, who jokes about wanting to work less and spend more time with his family, praises Seacrest’s strong work ethic and wishes him good luck.

The news broke that Ryan Seacrest, the former co-host of Live with Kelly and Ryan, has signed a multi-year deal to host the long-running show, taking over from the retiring Pat Sajak after the 41st season. Seacrest expresses his gratitude for stepping into the shoes of the legendary Sajak and acknowledges the joy Sajak and White have brought to viewers for four decades. Seacrest mentions his previous experience hosting a game show called Click and looks forward to working alongside Vanna White while continuing the tradition of spinning the wheel. Sajak shares a supportive message on Twitter, stating that he is excited for his final season and is ready to pass the hosting responsibilities to Seacrest in September 2024.

The announcement of Seacrest as the new host adds an unexpected twist, as it turns out that Sajak had made a joke more than ten years ago, suggesting that production had “Seacrest on speed dial” after making several errors on his show.

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