Pat Sajak reveals shocking 'Wheel' secret, Pat Sajak Admits to Hosting Wheel of Fortune Drunk. The longtime "Wheel of Fortune" star says he used to host the hit game show drunk. Can we buy a vowel ... err a shot of vodka?
Longtime Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak says he used to host the popular game show drunk. "When I first started and was much younger and could tolerate those things," Sajak tells Dan Le Batard of "Dan Le Batard is Highly Questionable." "We had a different show then."
The 65-year-old, who has hosted Wheel of Fortune since 1981, says he and right-hand woman Vanna White used to go to a local Mexican restaurant in Burbank during their two-and-a-half hour dinner breaks. That break gave the duo more than enough time to knock a couple margaritas back before the night tapings. "Vanna and I would go across and have two or three or six and then come and do the last shows and have trouble recognizing the alphabet. They're really great tapes to get a hold of," Sajak said. "I had a great time. I have no idea if the shows were any good, but no one said anything, so I guess I did OK."
Unfortunately, margaritas — or any sort of alcohol for that matter — no longer play a part in Sajak's hosting routine. "I would be hesitant to have anything to drink now," he said. What a _arty _oo_er.
Watch Sajak's interview here: