Vanna White has been a staple on Wheel of Fortune since her 1982 debut. But come this fall, it looks like fans will be missing her presence on the show for a short period of time. Has Sony sacked her already? well let’s get into it.
While the longtime co-host continues her negotiation with Sony amid Pat Sajak‘s exit, an update have been revealed about her appearance on the show later this year. According to multiple outlets, Vanna will be absent for a total of five episodes during the series’ upcoming 2023-2024 season.
The iconic night-time show, Wheel of Fortune, is undergoing a surprising shift in its presentation.
The curtain of uncertainty hangs over White’s role in the upcoming Season 41. The inquiry into whether she will take on hosting duties or make an exit altogether remains unanswered.
Recall that Vanna earlier demanded 50% of Pat Sajak‘s salary since after her 18 years stay with the media, she hasn’t seen any salary increment. Sources say, vanna earns just 3M a year, whiles her former Co host, Pat Sajak, took home the bigger cash worth 15M USD a year. Fans who after Sonny brought in new host after Pat’s exit “Ryan Seacrest”, have boycotted the show, and are demanding fair treatment for Vanna White.
Sources indicate that White will miss several upcoming episodes as she navigates contract negotiations with the show’s producers. As per reports, the 66-year-old co-host reportedly contracted COVID-19 in late July during the filming of the annual Teachers Week, slated for October broadcast.
In her her absence, the show has enlisted Bridgette Donald-Blue, to stand in for White at the letter board for the duration of the Teachers Week episodes. This strategic substitution allows for continuity, ensuring the seamless flow of the show in White’s temporary absence.
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