“Stop & stair(s),” the former Wheel of Fortune guest host declares in the post. “Yes, I’m running out of stair puns.”
In September, Maggie joined Wheel of Fortune’s digital presence as the game show’s social correspondent. According to Variety, Pat Sajak’s daughter is now the online host and will share exclusive videos, behind-the-scene access, and interviews with the host, staff, crew, and contestants.
Along with Maggie’s new job, It was also announced that Wheel of Fortune was getting a complete makeover in both the set and music. The show’s theme song, Changing Keys, now has a modernized arrangement.
Maggie previously spoke about her new role by stating, “I’m excited about the opportunity to bring an insider’s look at the show with new behind-the-scenes features, interviews, videos, and insights. The Wheel of Fortune staff and crew have always been like an extended family. And I’m thrilled to be working with them.”
Pat Sajak is also no longer doing the Final Spin. Instead, the show’s contestants will be in control of the wheel. Sajak shared his thoughts about the change.
“If you think about it. By doing the ‘final spin’ I, as host, had an impact on the outcome of the game. And that has always bothered me. It just didn’t feel right. With this change, only the contestants determine the outcome of the game.”
Maggie Sajak Joins ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Nearly Two Years After Filling In For Vanna White
Maggie’s new job as Wheel of Fortune’s online correspondent comes nearly two years after she filled in for Vanna White while her father was recovering from emergency surgery.
Following her Wheel of Fortune debut, Maggie spoke to ABC News’ correspondent Paula Faris about how the experience was “bittersweet” for her. “Obviously, the circumstances, you know, was that my dad couldn’t be there.”
Maggie also said that White even came to their house the night before to help her practice for Wheel of Fortune letter turning. “It is more complicated. You know, like I said, with his job. They make it look easy. After all these years. And they’re so great at their jobs. But you know, it is more complicated than you think.”
While also speaking about her dad’s recovery at the time, Maggie stated that her dad isn’t actually a big complainer. “I could tell her was taking [the recovery] seriously. We don’t usually go into the emergency room for little things.”
Pat Sajak spoke about Maggie’s help in his recovery by joking adding, “To this day I don’t think I’m allowed to pick up anything heavier than a pillow.”