Wheel! Of! Tequila? It doesn’t quite have the same ring, but it could be said of ‘Wheel of Fortune’ after longtime host Pat Sajak admitted in a recent interview that he and Vanna taped more than one show after having had a few margaritas.

Sajak recently appeared on Dan Le Batard’s show ‘Dan Le Batard is Highly Questionable’ where he was asked if he had ever hosted the show under the influence. His answer was that, yes, he had.

He said with a laugh, “When I first started and was much younger and could tolerate those things, we had a different show then.”

Apparently, in the early days, Sajak and his co-host Vanna White would spend their two-and-a-half hour dinner breaks at a nearby Mexican restaurant, where they would guzzle margaritas and then return to work.

“Vanna and I would go across and have two or three or six and then come and do the last shows and have trouble recognizing the alphabet,” he said. “I had a great time. I have no idea if the shows were any good, but no one said anything, so I guess I did OK.”

Sajak said this is no longer their habit and he would hesitate to have a drink now.

It sounds like we finally know why they always had to light up the letters for Vanna to turn.


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