‘Wheel of Fortune’ host accidentally gave away the answer during broadcast

Sandra Salathe
Tuesday 20 April 2021 18:17
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Pat Sajak and Vanna White (YouTube)

During a recent broadcast of ‘Wheel of Fortune,’ host Pat Sajak did the one thing you’re not supposed to as a gameshow host - give away the answer.

On the April 15th airing, Sajak was speaking to a contestant when he subtly revealed the answer to a 12-letter puzzle.

“Yikes,” Sajak said of the puzzle. “Well, I’d rather be standing here than there, quite frankly.”

Turns out, “Quite Frankly” was the answer to the puzzle.

Thankfully for Sajak, the contestant was so focused on solving the puzzle, that he didn’t even realize the host had just given the answer away. In fact, the contestant failed to guess the puzzle entirely. While speaking to hostess Vanna White after the show, Sajak commented on the slip.

“I wonder how many people at home caught it,” Sajak said. “But, in setting up the thing, you know, there weren’t many letters up there and I said, ‘I’d rather be here than up there, quite frankly’ — which was the puzzle. But it goes to show you that people are concentrating and they’re not paying any attention to me.”

Sajak continued to laughing at his own expense for the error.

“It’s funny what your … mouth will say when your brain says, ‘You shouldn’t do that,’” Sajak added.

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