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Pat Sajak Jokes Doing 'Wheel of Fortune's Final Spin Was 'Just Too Hard'

Pat Sajak Jokes Doing 'Wheel of Fortune's Final Spin Was 'Just Too Hard'

Pat Sajak is opening up about not doing the final spin on Wheel of Fortune any longer.

If you missed the news, this was one of the big changes for the 39th season of the show in which the contestant in control of the Wheel would now be spinning to determine the value of each consonant during the speed up round.

In a new online interview with daughter, Maggie Sajak, Pat is revealing why this change is a good thing.

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At first, Pat joked that him doing the final spin was “just too hard.”

He added, in seriousness, that “the reason is, honestly, I’ve never liked the idea of imposing the host on the game. That always bothered me a little bit. I was looking for a way around it and we finally got to talking and we said, ‘Look, someone’s spinning the wheel anyway. We’ll save time and just let them spin it.’”

“So the final spin, at least as far as the host is concerned, is gone,” Pat added. “But the final spin remains, I’m just not doing it.”

Maggie, who will host Wheel‘s online platforms, stepped in to help the show out last year when her dad had emergency surgery.

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