Pat Sajak admits he’s hosted “Wheel of Fortune” while drunk

Pat Sajak: "The average number of drinks was 'cuatro'"

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Pat Sajak

Pat Sajak may have a professional appearance while hosting "Wheel of Fortune," but Sajak recently admitted that he hosted the game show while drunk in the past.

CNN reports that Sajak, who has been with the show since 1981, dished that he and co-host Vanna White used to indulge in a few drinks while trying to make the show more interesting.

"We had a different show then," Sajak said. "You didn't win money, you won fake money with which you could buy cheesy prizes. A turntable would go around, and housewives from Teaneck would say, 'Ah, $400. I'll have the lamp...' It was the most boring two minutes in television."

All of those prizes allowed for "endless time between shows. Our dinner breaks would be two-and-a-half hours long while they drove in new cars and boats and gazebos and stuff," Sajak explained.

"Vanna and I would go across [the street] and have two, or three or six. And then come and do the last shows and have trouble recognizing the alphabet," he admitted. "The average number of drinks was 'cuatro.'"

You can read more about Pat Sajak here.

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