Pat Sajak: I’ve Hosted Wheel Of Fortune Drunk

By Alexis TereszcukRadar Senior Reporter

I’ll take an ‘M’ for margarita, Pat!

The veteran host of Wheel of Fortune revealed the surprising news that he and his co-host Vanna White used to knock back some margs during their early days of filming.

Dan Le Batard of ESPN 2’s Dan Le Batard is High Questionable asked the 65-year-old Sajak if he ever hosted the show while intoxicated.

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“Yes,” he laughed.  “When I first started and was much younger and could tolerate those things.  We had a different show then.”

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He described the good old days when he and his pretty blonde co-star would leave during the show’s two hour dinner filming break and go to the Mexican restaurant Los Arcos in Burbank for margaritas.

“Vanna and I would…have two or three or six and then come and do the last shows and have trouble recognizing the alphabet,” Sajak recalled, and said it was a lot of fun.

“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 okay.”

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Alas, the booze fueled nights are a thing of the past, but Sajak says he’d like to watch the shows when they were drinking the margs.

“They’re really great tapes to get a hold of!”


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