Longtime “Wheel of Fortune” star Pat Sajak said he used to host the show when he was D-R-_-N-K.
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The game show’s host since 1981, Sajak told Dan Le Batard of “Dan Le Batard is Highly Questionable” that he and trusty letter flipper Vanna White used to knock back margaritas at a Mexican restaurant before showtime back in the day, “and then come and do the last shows and have trouble recognizing the alphabet.”
Happily, Sajak long ago gave up the pre-show cocktails and sounded relieved that he never lapsed into a stupor while the cameras were rolling. (Today, he joked during the lighthearted interview, he’d probably keel over if he merely sniffed a wine cork.)
“I had a great time,” he said. “I have no idea if the shows were any good, but no one said anything, so I guess I did OK.”
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