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Pat Sajak Used To Host 'Wheel' Drunk
Pat Sajak has been hosting Wheel of Fortune since 1981, but in a new interview, he reveals that the last 30 years haven't always been A plus. In fact, back in the day, he used to host the 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."
And Pat wasn't sippin' solo -- he adds that Vanna White used to join him for that impromptu happy hours, which would take place in between show 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," he laughs. "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."
But he's quick to buy an excuse, telling Batard that is no longer how things work around the Wheel.
"Now if I were to inhale ... a bottle of wine, I would probably keel over. I'm getting a little older so we don't do that. I would be hesitant to have anything now ... although I'm hammered at this moment."
Watch Pat's alcohol admission below, and stick around for some interesting tales from old Hollywood!