Pat Sajak apparently got more attention than he anticipated for his comments in a wild interview — which you can see by clicking here. Now the “Wheel of Fortune” host is busy doing damage control, saying he exaggerated claims about being drunk while taping the show, ABC News reports.
Sajak’s comments about himself and Vanna White consuming “two or three or six” margaritas during lunch breaks from “Wheel” tapings have become a trending topic on Twitter, the story reports.
Sajak followed the controversial ESPN2 interview by backpedaling during an interview with ABC News Radio. “To be honest, and I hate to put an end to this drinking thing because we’ve gotten a lot of mileage out of it,” he told ABC News. But it was probably a half a dozen times we went across the street and had a margarita. But when you’re telling a story on the air, you want to make it sound more exciting than it was. In truth, you really can’t do television if you’re stumbling all over the place.”
Sajak appeared to take the incident in stride, adding: “It is funny that on a little show on a little cable network, we’re doing a fun interview, two guys joking around and making a joke about having margaritas 30 years ago and it turns into, you know, a thing for a day. But it is the nature of the echo chamber now and here we are. So let’s all enjoy it!”