Wheel of Fortune crew 'begs for Pat Sajak to be FIRED' over 'inappropriate' behavior around co-host Vanna White & staff

ACCORDING to the National Enquirer, the Wheel of Fortune crew has allegedly reached their last straw with host Pat Sajek on his behavior.

The TV star's remarks have become a topic of discussion in recent weeks.

The publication dished on the alleged behind-the-scenes antics of the longtime host as his co-workers pleaded for him to get the boot.

One staff member allegedly called the 75-year-old "a pompous jerk" and hoped "he’d either get with the program—or get lost.”

Despite Pat's decades-long career as host of the popular game show, he seems not to have too many fans on set.

Pat – who is reportedly raking in $15million for his hosting gig – recently celebrated his 40th anniversary on the show.

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However, those working alongside him were not in a celebratory mood when the milestone date came around.

A source told the media: “It’s no wonder no one on the show mentioned his 40th anniversary as host. He’s not a very well-liked guy.”

The harsh comments come as the TV personality's behavior has been questioned, specifically his remarks towards co-host Vanna White.

Viewers slammed pat for an "inappropriate question" he asked the hostess last week.

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It all started innocently enough, as Pat asked his longtime co-star if she was an "opera buff?"

Vanna, 65, replied: "I’m not a buff, but I like opera.”

That's when the Chicago native made a regretful ad-lib.

“Have you ever watched opera in the buff?” Sajak poked, adding, “I’m just curious.”

Vanna responded with a “No,” and forced out a laugh.


But viewers weren't as forgiving to the host.

"Shame on Pat for asking Vana if she had watched opera in the buff!!!!" One fan exclaimed.

"Someone please replace this man." another viewer added. "(Pat Sajak) is absolutely inappropriate asking (Vanna) if she’s watched opera naked? Are you serious? Gross.”

While a third called on the show to review its sexual harassment policies.

"I felt that Pat crossed the line when he asked her if she had watched a particular TV show in the buff. That was inappropriate, not his business, and creates an uncomfortable work relationship and also not good for viewers."

The clip in question has already been edited out of replays on the show's official YouTube channel.

Pat himself has not addressed the controversy specifically but seemed to foreshadow it in a recent tweet.

On April 5, the game show legend tweeted: "You know, it’s been over a week since I’ve stormed off the show, displayed erratic behavior, cheated someone out of their winnings, or insulted a player. I’m due."


Pat sparked controversy again when another comment he made towards Vanna resurfaced.

In a highlight sent out by the official Wheel of Fortune social media account, Pat and Vanna celebrated the day in 1997 when the giant letter board went from manual, needing Vanna to turn the letters herself, to digital, requiring only a press.

While explaining the change to viewers, the then 50-year-old host ad-libbed another controversial comment.

"This is the last night of this puzzle board. You will no longer be turning letters," Pat said, referencing his co-host.

"The new board…it's heat-activated if you will," he continued, before making the side comment, "And if anyone can heat up a board, you can."

As Pat tried to continue, Vanna could be seen forcing out an uncomfortable laugh.

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Fans online are growing increasingly wary of Pat's off-the-cuff remarks.

"I was tired of Pat’s s**t then, and I’m tired of Pat’s s**t now,” one angry viewer posted.

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