Graham Norton, Ryan Seacrest spin a new Wheel of Fortune.

Graham Norton, Ryan Seacrest spin a new Wheel of Fortune.

“I would like to buy a vowel please…”

Wheel of fortune back in fashion on international markets with new profile hosts.

Graham Norton to host an 8 x 60 run, including two celebrity specials, in the UK.

Norton said: “I am beyond excited to bring such an iconic American show to a new British audience. My first ever TV job was a game show on ITV, so it seems like I’m coming full circle. You could also call it a wheel.

Meanwhile in the US Ryan Seacrest will succeed longtime host Pat Sajak who announced his retirement earlier this month. Hosting since 1983, Sajak is the longest-serving host of any U.S. television game show, ahead of The price is right’s Bob Barker e Danger!is Alex Trebek.

“I am truly honored to be following in the footsteps of the legendary Pat Sajak,” Seacrest said in a statement.

“I can say, along with the rest of America, it has been a privilege and a pure joy to watch Pat and (co-host) Vanna (White) on our television screens for an unprecedented 40 years, making us smile every night and feel right at home. home with them.

Could Australia be next on the list for a revival, perhaps in a short British-style prime time? Nine is giving us Danger! soon with Stephen Fry as a series of specials. Perhaps filming Wheel in the UK could be a strategic move, as people have a lot of nostalgia for the show….

The Australian presenters were of course John Burgess, Ernie Sigley, Tony Barber, Rob Elliot, Steve Oemecke, Larry Emdur and Tim Campbell, not forgetting the wonderful Adriana Xenides as co-host and John Deeks as announcer.