‘Celebrity Wheel of Fortune’ Reveals First Look at Season Premiere Contestants

by Kati Kuuseoks
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“Wheel of Fortune” fans found themselves on a roller coaster of emotions after the show revealed some major incoming changes. These changes come after several decades of a largely predictable and constant flow. Long-time host Pat Sajak is even cited as joking about a “viewer revolt.”

Perhaps a triad of new celebrity guests on “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” can prevent the riots and satiate viewers at home. Cheryl Burke, Jason Alexander, and Michael “The Miz” Mizanin hope to do just. The contestants’ premiere is scheduled for exactly a week from today. Vanna White joins the panel as an elegant “Wheel of Fortune” staple, ever dazzling in her wardrobe fit for a queen.

The official Instagram account for “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” shared this teaser trailer for the first episode:

“Celebrity Wheel of Fortune”: What to Know

The OG “Wheel of Fortune” premiered all the way back in ’75. This makes “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” an infant in comparison. Past celebrities from the panel of competitors include: Tony Hawk, Drew Carey, and Joel McHale.

The rules follow the usual traditions of the game. As per IMDb, celebrities seek to uncover hidden phrases by guessing letters one at a time. They win money or prizes, as determined by a spin of the wheel. Additionally, they progress with each correct consonant they guess. The grand prize stands at $1 million dollars and celebrities get to donate the money to a charity of their choice.

TV Insider reports a grand list of big names joining the star-studded panel for the upcoming season of “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune.” Some of the notable names include: Melissa Joan Hart, Vanilla Ice, and Jason Mraz. Others include: Haley Joel Osment, Jodie Sweetin, Raven-Symoné, and Michelle Trachtenberg.

The first episode, though, will feature Cheryl Burke, Jason Alexander, and Michael “The Miz” Mizanin. Let’s take a second to break down the cast.

First, there’s Cheryl Burke. Burke is an American dancer, model, and television host. She is best known for smashing records on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.” Then, there’s Jason Alexander. Alexander found fame as an American actor, comedian, director, and presenter. At the end of the day, his most notable role comes from “Seinfeld.” Lastly, we have Michael “The Miz” Mizanin. Michael is an American professional wrestler and actor best known for his presence in the WWE world.

Past Wins for Charity

After Season 1 premiered of “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune,” a mind-blowing sum of money went directly to a handful of different charities. We thought we’d take a moment to highlight some of the biggest wins:

  • Constance Zimmer walked away with $136,850 for World Central Kitchen. 
  • Leslie Jones won $117,400 for Feeding America
  • Tony Hawk gave his $173,800 to Feeding San Diego
  • Teri Hatcher won $143,250 for The People Concern
  • Jennie Garth took the title as one of the biggest winners. She ended up donating her $168,600 in winnings to the Central Illinois Food Bank.
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