Pat Sajak admits he and Vanna White used to throw back a few margaritas while taping Wheel of Fortune
Pat Sajak has been hosting Wheel
for more than 30 years, and in a new interview on ESPN's Dan Le Batard Is Highly Questionable
, he talked about how he and Vanna White would head over to a nearby Mexican restaurant in Burbank and drink during two-hour dinner breaks.
"Vanna and I would go across and have two or three or six and then come and do the last shows and have trouble recognizing the alphabet. They're really good tapes to get a hold of," Sajak said.
"We had a different show then. You didn't win money. You won fake money with which you could buy cheesy prizes," he explained.
Did it make the shows better or worse? "I had a great time. I have no idea if the shows were any good, but no one said anything, so I guess I did OK."
Now, says Sajak, 65, "If I were to inhale the cork of a bottle of wine, I'd probably keel over. I would be hesitant to have anything to drink now -- although I'm hammered at this moment."