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Pat Sajak Faces Backlash for Seemingly Mocking Contestant's Lisp on 'Wheel of Fortune'

Pat Sajak is being called out.

The 74-year-old Wheel of Fortune host received backlash following Monday’s episode (February 22) of the show after mocking a contestant’s speech impediment.

During the introductions, Pat mimicked contestant Chris Brimble’s speech impediment, who has a lisp. After he described what he does for a living, instead of saying “I see,” Pat said, “I thee.”

Few people laughed on-set in the moment, and social media largely did not appreciate the interaction.

Pat apologized for a separate interaction late last year. Find out what happened.

One star recently deleted their Twitter account due to social media backlash over a new project.

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Wheel of Fortune's Pat Sajak Jokingly Called a Contestant 'Ungrateful,' Then Apologized

A moment from Wheel of Fortune this week is going viral after Pat Sajak jokingly called out a contestant for being “ungrateful.”

After contestant Darin McBain solved a puzzle, he questioned if the phrasing in the puzzle made sense. The puzzle challenged the contestants to come up with four terms that begin with the word kitchen.

McBain, whose mom was a contestant on the show back in 1982, correctly guessed “Cabinet, oven, towels, sink.” He then said that a kitchen oven isn’t a real thing.

“Kitchen oven? What was that? Who calls it a ‘kitchen oven?’” McBain said.

Sajak replied, “Don’t! You won! Don’t argue, Darin! … You got the puzzle. Ungrateful players! I’ve had it!… No, I’m just teasing. I finally snapped!”

Later on in the episode, Sajak apologized. He said, “I’m sorry I yelled at you. It’s just — I don’t remember your mother giving us trouble like you did.”

Wheel of Fortune's Pat Sajak & Vanna White Remember Alex Trebek With Touching Tributes

Pat Sajak and Vanna White are remembering how Alex Trebek impacted their lives with special tributes on social media.

The two are the long running hosts of Wheel of Fortune, which was taped in the studio right next door to Jeopardy!‘s, and the two game shows have aired back to back on cable networks for years.

“Alex Trebek’s courage, grace and strength inspired millions and awed those of us who knew him,” Pat wrote in his tribute on Twitter. “A tremendous loss for his family, friends, co-workers and countless viewers.”

He added that he “was honored to be a friend and a part of his professional family for all these years. A very sad day.”

Vanna headed to Instagram for her tribute, sharing a throwback picture of the two on the Wheel of Fortune set together.

“I will cherish the many memories I have shared with Alex Trebek that date back well before either of our careers took off,” she wrote. “I will always be in awe of the way he faced the battle he fought so valiantly, and I’m devastated to lose my longtime friend.”

Vanna added, “My heart is with his family, friends, co-workers and fans. There will never be another Alex Trebek and he will truly be missed.”

Alex sadly passed away peacefully in his sleep over the weekend. Many other celebs have shared tributes to the long-running host too…

'Jeopardy!' & 'Wheel of Fortune' Will Not Tape With Live Audiences Due To Coronavirus Risks

Live audiences have been suspended at Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune.

Variety is reporting that the shows will not have live audience members for the see-able futures as coronavirus continues to spread.

There are three concerns when it comes to taping the shows with live audiences at the moment, with the biggest being that Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has a compromised immune system as he battles stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

The other two reasons include that the audiences tend to skew older, and a lot of the audiences fly in from other places around the country to watch the show taping.

Both Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! will tape episodes through mid-April.

Alex just recently shared an update with fans about his treatment for cancer.

Pat Sajak's Daughter Is All Grown Up As She Fills In For Vanna White on 'Wheel of Fortune'

Pat Sajak‘s daughter Maggie has grown up a lot since her last appearance on Wheel of Fortune!

The 25-year-old singer hasn’t appeared on the show since 1996, when she was just one-years-old.

Now, Maggie is helping run the show while her dad Pat recovers following an emergency surgery for a blocked intestine.

While Vanna White has been taking on hosting duties, Maggie will be the show’s official letter toucher during her dad’s absence.

“I’m walking a little better now, and hopefully I’m a little more eloquent than last time,” Maggie joked during her appearance.

Thankfully, Pat has made a full recovery since Maggie‘s episodes were taped late last year.

READ MORE: Get all details on Pat‘s medical emergency

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Pat Sajak Reveals How Much Longer He Plans to Host 'Wheel of Fortune'

Pat Sajak won’t be hosting Wheel of Fortune forever.

The 73-year-old game show host revealed his thoughts about leaving the long-running show during an interview with Good Morning America on Friday (December 20) following his emergency surgery.

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“I’m not getting any younger. A couple of years. You know what I’m really sensitive about? I’d rather leave a couple years too early than a couple years too late…I don’t have a date in mind, but two, three [years], something like that,” he revealed of how much longer he’ll host the show.

He also spoke about his emergency surgery, and how scary it was for him and his family prior to that moment.

“I remember thinking, not in a morbid way, ‘I think this must be death. This must be what death is like.’ And all I thought of, hearing their voices, I thought, ‘Boy, their lives are gonna change now.’ And I felt badly for them. I didn’t feel badly about dying. I felt badly that they were gonna have to deal with the aftermath.”

READ MORE: Pat Sajak Provides Update Following Emergency Surgery