Wild and Crazy Interview With Pat Sajak in Which He Reveals Going On-Air Drunk, What Vanna Smells Like and the Big Compliment ‘I Love Lucy’ Star Lucille Ball Once Gave Him

Jan 26, 2012  •  Post A Comment

"Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak revealed a secret about the show, telling an ESPN2 sports talk show that he used to host the show while he was drunk, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Years ago, Sajak said, "Wheel of Fortune" had dinner breaks of two to three hours, so he and Vanna White would "go across and have two or three or six drinks and then come and do the last shows and have trouble recognizing the alphabet. They’re really good tapes to get ahold of."

The pair liked to frequent a nearby Mexican restaurant, where Sajak enjoyed its margaritas, the piece adds.

Sajak said he didn’t engage in that behavior as he got older. "I would be hesitant to have anything to drink now,” he said.

Here’s a clip of the interview:

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  1. I always thought WHEEL was far more entertaining viewing while drunk. I can only imagine how much booze it would take to actually host that show without smacking some of the contestants upside their domes.

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