The 48-year-old will take over, or rather the wheel, next fall. And he confirmed his new position shortly after Pat announced his retirement.
“I am truly honored to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Pat Sajak,” said Ryan. tweeted June 27. “I can say, along with the rest of America, that it has been a privilege and a pure joy to watch Pat and Vanna on our television screens for an unprecedented 40 years, making us smile every night and feel right at home. us with them.”
The old Live! the host, who called his new role “coming full circle” as he began hosting the game show Click on more than twenty years ago, also paid a special tribute to his predecessor.
“Pat, I love how you always celebrated the contestants and made the viewers at home feel comfortable,” he added. “I look forward to learning everything I can from you during this transition.”
And about working with Vanna, he concluded: “I look forward to continuing the tradition of spinning the wheel and working alongside the great Vanna White.”