Vanna White will proceed to stay a staple on Wheel of Fortune till 2026.
White, 66, signed a two-year contract extension for the 2025-26 season, Sony Footage Tv introduced on Tuesday, September 19. In keeping with TMZ, her new deal features a “substantial pay enhance.”
White’s earlier cope with the sport present was for the 2023-24 season, which is longtime host Pat Sajak’s remaining season. With White’s new deal, she’ll stay alongside new host Ryan Seacrest for his first two seasons.
“I like Vanna White. I’ve recognized Vanna for a very long time,” Seacrest, 48, stated in an interview with Fortune earlier this month. “We sat in vital locations subsequent to one another. And I hope for nothing greater than to have the ability to stroll out on that stage and host along with her.”
In June, Sajak, 76, introduced he would exit Wheel of Fortune after internet hosting the present for greater than 40 years together with his remaining episodes airing in September. Following his announcement, White penned a touching message for her colleague.
“After we began @WheelofFortune who might have imagined we’d nonetheless be at it 41 seasons later?” she responded through Twitter on the time. “I couldn’t be happier to have shared the stage with you for all these years with another to come back. Cheers to you, @patsajak!”
Rumors swirled that White would even be leaving the collection alongside Sajak, however a supply completely instructed Us Weekly in June that wasn’t the case.
“There’s no fact to the rumors that with Pat’s retirement, Wheel of Fortune plans on eliminating Vanna in any means, form or kind,” an insider near manufacturing defined on the time. “They’re at present in negotiations with Vanna.” A number of retailers reported that White earned $3 million a 12 months and allegedly hadn’t obtained a elevate in practically twenty years.
Across the similar time, Seacrest was introduced as Sajak’s successor. “I’m actually humbled to be moving into the footsteps of the legendary Pat Sajak. I can say, together with the remainder of America, that it’s been a privilege and pure pleasure to observe Pat and Vanna on our tv screens for an unprecedented 40 years, making us smile each night time and really feel proper at dwelling with them,” Seacrest stated in a press launch. “Pat, I like the way in which you’ve all the time celebrated the contestants and made viewers at dwelling really feel comfy. I look ahead to studying the whole lot I can from you throughout this transition.”