Vanna White will compete on ‘Wheel of Fortune’ for the first time in her 40 years on the show. Here’s how he trained his replacement.

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on the next celebrity wheel of fortune, Vanna White competes, while Maggie Sajak replaces the characters and Pat Sajak remains as host. (Photo: Christopher Willard/ABC via Getty Images)

Maggie Sajak Preparing to fill in on Vanna White's heels wheel of Fortune For years, that's why he's ready to take on the role of letter-turner on Wednesday.

White herself is unavailable, as she is competing on the show for the first time in her 40 years. wheel of Fortune co-host to face Jeopardy! hosts Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings on a new, primetime edition of the beloved game show, Celebrity Wheel of Fortune: Ultimate Host Night,

On Monday, Maggie Sajak, daughter of host Pat Sajak, shared a snapshot of herself practicing a graceful walk in front of the famous wheel of Fortune Letter board in her Instagram Story. He captioned it, “Warm up for Wednesday.” Although there is a major change in staffing, Pat Sajak will host as usual.

Maggie, 28, has made several appearances on the iconic set over the years, starting when she was 1 year old, and her father introduced her to audiences. she is currently of the show social reporterShowing viewers a glimpse of what is happening behind the scenes.

Maggie rehearses for Sajak

Maggie rehearses for Sajak wheel of Fortune, (Photo: Instagram)

Maggie had to fill in for White even before her father was taken to the hospital for emergency surgery to fix a blocked bowel In November 2019. Pat made it through the surgery and recovered, but White stepped in to host while he was gone. So who better for White than Pat's daughter who he dated the week before?

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Magee spoke to Yahoo Entertainment in December about how she trained to fill in for White, whose job isn't as easy as it sounds. The TV veteran also visited her house the night before their first taping.

“She gave me a little tutorial, like the one on our refrigerator, of how to press the letters and how hard to press them,” Maggie said. “She was very kind to teach me, and know, He also had a big job to do that week, filling in for my dad. So it was a new experience for both of us, and I'm really glad we were able to do this together.”

The younger Sajak said that her father was really proud of the work that he and White had done handling the show, and it really made a tough situation a little better.

Maggie said, “He was really happy that it was something we could keep in the family because it was a crazy time.” “I mean, you know, he had this emergency that happened and so much going on, so to be able to take it easy and keep it going. I think he's really was grateful.”

Celebrity Wheel of Fortune: Ultimate Host Night Airs Wednesday, May 10 at 9 PM on ABC.

This story was originally published on Dec 10, 2021 at 10:52 AM ET and has been updated with new information.