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Vanna White Feels Wheel Of Fortune Bosses Believe She's Replaceable Amid Pat Sajak Retirement

Vanna White feels like Wheel Of Fortune bosses think she is 'replaceable' and have a 'lack of respect for her' after they hired Ryan Seacrest as longtime host Pat Sajak's successor without offering her a chance to take on the role.

via: Page Six

The 66-year-old “Wheel of Fortune” letter-tumbler reportedly feels like the producers have a “lack of respect” for her.

A source told the Daily Mail that the game show bosses also think she’s “replaceable.”

The news comes just weeks after host Pat Sajak announced his retirement after over 40 years.

Ryan Seacrest was quickly announced as the replacement for Sajak, 76, which apparently led to some skepticism on White’s part.

The insider alleged that she feels “disappointed” because the show’s heads “didn’t give her more of a chance to take over Pat’s job, or that she wasn’t able to give her two cents on the replacement.”

White seemed to be blindsided by Seacrest’s host announcement.

However, she still “respects” the “American Idol” alum, 48, and is “happy to work with him.”

“But it just shows a lack of respect in her eyes that they have for her,” the source claimed. “She wants to be with the show for as long as she wants to be on the show, on her terms. She believes she deserves it.”

White has been a part of “Wheel” since 1982, acting as Sajak’s right-hand woman.

“This has been her life, it would be just as powerful as a death if she doesn’t continue with the show,” the person said.

They even alleged that negotiations are still ongoing behind the scenes of the show and if White “gets replaced and is not given a new contract, she will be beyond heartbroken.”

She’s also not on the road to retirement just yet, and is hoping to not “get pushed out.”

The insider stated: “She wants to stay, but she also wants it to be fair and is going to fight for what she believes in and what she deserves.”

However, White also reportedly believes that she doesn’t have the “clout” she once had on the show and is “no longer bulletproof” regarding big set changes.

On June 12, Sajak tweeted that he would be departing the game show after the 2023-2024 season. “Well, the time has come. I’ve decided that our 41st season, which begins in September, will be my last,” he wrote.

“It’s been a wonderful ride, and I’ll have more to say in the coming months. Many thanks to you all. (If nothing else, it’ll keep the clickbait sites busy!),” he added.

Vanna White is as pivotal to Wheel of Fortune as Pat Sajak. Bad enough they don't have a sense of mind expansion with the recent hiring of Ryan Seacrest, but to get rid of Vanna thinking anyone can fill her shoes (this is all a ploy because they don't want to pay her her worth) would be a big mistake.

If you think fans of the show tune in to Wheel of Fortune just to watch contestants solve puzzles instead of the on-air talent, all you have to do is watch the Netflix documentary on American Gladiators to know that's not entirely the case.

Continue to disrespect your on-air talent and watch those ratings dip.

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