Vanna White called in the big guns for her debut as the host of “Wheel of Fortune”.
The long-running game show was shaken up on Monday. For the first time in 37 years, Pat Sajak was absent from his hosting duties. Sajak underwent emergency surgery to correct a blocked intestine and required three weeks off. White, 62, took over as the show’s host. That meant there was no one to run the board, but CBS had it covered.
Minnie Mouse was in the house and pointed as the letters appeared on the board. The move drew some fun reactions from viewers on Twitter.
White admitted in a previous interview with the New York Times that she was nervous to take over for Sajak.
“Normally I just stand there and I turn my letters, and I’m just happy as can be not having to worry about anything else,” she explained. “But here I am controlling the game. So logistically, it was much harder. But I know every aspect of the game, which helped so much.”