As the iconic game show ‘Wheel of Fortune’ approaches its final episode, host Pat Sajak took to the screen to deliver a heartfelt goodbye to loyal viewers. In a video shared just hours before the show’s airtime, the 77-year-old host stood on the set, addressing the camera with gratitude and emotion.

“It is with a heavy heart that I must bid farewell,” Sajak began, his voice tinged with nostalgia. “I want to express my deepest thanks to all of you who have welcomed me into your homes night after night, year after year, creating an incredible bond that transcends time.”


Pat Sajak says goodbye to "Wheel of Fortune" viewers in emotional video

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Having presided over more than 8,000 episodes since 1981, Sajak has been a staple of American television, joined by his long-time on-screen partner, Vanna White. Together, they have formed an unbeatable duo that resonates with viewers of all ages, backgrounds, and nationalities.

“Beyond being a game show, ‘Wheel of Fortune’ has become a beacon of family entertainment, a safe haven from the chaos of the world,” Sajak continued. “It has been a platform for education, language learning, and a source of joy for countless families and friends.”

Notably, Sajak announced his retirement in June 2023, marking the end of an era in television history. While his departure will undoubtedly leave a void in the hearts of fans, he expressed gratitude for the opportunity to play a role in the lives of millions over the decades.

As viewers prepare to bid adieu to Sajak’s charismatic presence on the show, the beloved host has already set his sights on new endeavors. His next venture involves a stage production of the play “Prescription: Murder,” scheduled to run from July 31 to August 10, 2025, alongside co-star Joe Moore at Honolulu’s Hawaii Theatre.

While the final episode of ‘Wheel of Fortune’ airs on Friday, June 7, the legacy of Pat Sajak and Vanna White lives on in the hearts of fans across the nation. Their partnership, camaraderie, and sheer dedication to entertaining audiences have left an indelible mark on the landscape of television, ensuring their place in the annals of American pop culture.

As the curtain falls on ‘Wheel of Fortune,’ viewers can take solace in the memories of the show’s legendary hosts and the enduring legacy they leave behind. Farewell, Pat Sajak, and thank you for the decades of joy you have brought into our lives.