Vanna White takes ‘Wheel of Fortune’ helm for 1st time

She said when the team behind the popular game show approached her about filling in for Pat Sajak as he recovered from surgery, she thought, “There’s no way.”
1:38 | 12/11/19

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Transcript for Vanna White takes ‘Wheel of Fortune’ helm for 1st time
Finally tonight here, with host pa say jack recovering, Vanna white takes the wheel. T.J. Holmes with Vanna white. And now here's our host, Vanna white. Reporter: For the first time ever, Vanna white stepping away from the letterboard and going behind the wheel. Hello, hello, hello and welcome to wheel. As I'm sure most you know by now, pat is recovering from surgery and hopes to be back real soon. I'm happy to step in and help out. My first thought was -- there's no way. I don't pay attention to pat. Reporter: Well, in 37 years, clearly you have. Well, you would think so, but you know, I'm busy with my letters and my puzzle board. I mean, I hear him but I don't really pay that much attention. Don't tell anybody that. No, I was petrified. Terrified. But I did it. Reporter: And her first spin of the wheel? Just listen. That wheel is heavy. Reporter: Vanna thought she landed on bankruptcy. Oh no, my first spin, look at that. Reporter: But she was okay. Oh no, I'm looking at the wrong arrow! How do you do this show? Reporter: Vanna, back again tonight. Pat Sajak, on the mend and back after the holidays. Those three weeks without him was very hard. I really missed him. So I -- I just can't imagine doing this show without him, you know? And I hope he feels the same Our thanks to T.J. And we hope for a speedy recovery for Pat Sajak. And Mike Bloomberg's never been afraid of tough fights, the ones that make a true difference in people's lives.

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