Pat Sajak hints that his 40 year hosting of the game show 'Wheel of Fortune' is coming to an end. What's telling in his statement is he uses "we're "We’re not gonna do this for another 40 years."
He uses we're several different times in his statement to Entertainment Tonight.
"In most television shows by this time, you would have said, 'That’s probably enough,' but this show will not die," he says of the game show, which premiered in 1975.
"It appears I may go before the show," Sajak quips, before speaking more seriously about his 40-year tenure on the series.
"Years go by fast. We're getting near the end. It's been a long [time]. We're not gonna do this for another 40 years. The end is near," he acknowledges. "... It's an honor to have been in people's living rooms for that long. People were out there welcoming us. We're happy and proud."
"I think people love seeing celebrities and watching them be themselves and not play a character," White tells ET. "When they come on here, they are themselves, they have a good time, they're playing for a great cause, so it's good for everybody."
The show started in 1975 and Sajak became host in 1981. In his role, he's been nominated for 19 Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Game Show Host and has won three. He's known for his charisma and witty jokes while contestants try to guess the right letters.