'Celebrity Wheel of Fortune' spins into primetime with hosts Pat Sajak and Vanna White

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“Wheel of Fortune” is getting the celebrity treatment.

On Monday, ABC announced that it greenlit to primetime a spinoff of the beloved game show titled “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune.”

As the title indicates, celebrity contestants will get a chance to solve word puzzles and spin the famous wheel, according to PEOPLE.

Celebrity contestants will have the opportunity to win up to $1 million, with all of their winnings donated to their charity of choice.

Pat Sajak and Vanna White, the iconic duo who have been co-hosting “Wheel of Fortune” since 1983, will join the celebrity version of the series.

Mike Richards, who works on “Wheel of Fortune,” “Jeopardy!,” and “The Price is Right,” will serve as executive producer.

The series will presumably premiere in 2021 though no date has been set.

Also no word on which celebrities would be competing.

“Wheel of Fortune” is currently in its 38th season.

The game show halted production in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, but resumed production over the summer after implementing social distancing measures on set to ensure the health and safety of contestants and staff.

One of the major changes included repurposing the look of its classic wheel to ensure all contestants maintain proper social distancing protocols.

Other game shows were also redesigned  including keeping the podiums apart at least six-feet apart and away from host Alex Trebek on “Jeopardy!”

Trebek died on Sunday at the age of 80 after being diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer in March 2019.

Sajak and White paid tribute to their colleague and close friend.

“Alex Trebek’s courage, grace and strength inspired millions and awed those of us who knew him,” Sajak wrote in a tweet. “A tremendous loss for his family, friends, co-workers and countless viewers. I was honored to be a friend and a part of his professional family for all these years. A very sad day.”

White, posted throwback photos of her with Trebek, on both sets of “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy!”

“I will cherish the many memories I have shared with Alex Trebek that date back well before either of our careers took off,” she captioned the photos on Instagram. “I will always be in awe of the way he faced the battle he fought so valiantly, and I’m devastated to lose my longtime friend.”

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