Good Evening
Good Evening

Pat Sajak was drunk on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

In this Sept. 29, 2007 file photo, Co-host

In this Sept. 29, 2007 file photo, Co-host Vanna White and host Pat Sajak make an appearance at Radio City Music Hall for a taping of celebrity week on "Wheel of Fortune" in New York. Credit: AP

Ever thought Pat Sajak seemed jittery during the early episodes of “Wheel of Fortune”?

Well that may have been because he was “a little bit drunk.”

The longtime “Wheel” host admitted to Dan Le Batard on the ESPN2 show “Dan Le Batard Is Highly Questionable,” that he and co-host Vanna White would load up “two or three or six” margaritas before the show started.

Sajak said they only hosted the show drunk in the early days of “Wheel of Fortune,” before contestants were competing for such large sums of money.

“We had a different show then,” he explained. “You didn’t win money. You won fake money, with which you could buy cheesy prizes.”

He said after the drinks he and White would “have trouble recognizing the alphabet,” but to his knowlege the show was still good.

“I had a great time.”  

More Entertainment