Pat Sajak says he ‘finally snapped’ after jokingly blasting an ‘ungrateful’ contestant on Wheel of Fortune

THE moment may have come when Pat Sajak loses his cool at a contestant on Wheel of Fortune.

The 74-year-old host got plenty of people talking after his outburst at a contestant on today’s episode of the popular TV game show.

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Pat Sajak, 74, had a meltdown on today’s episode of Wheel of Fortune[/caption]

In the show, contestant Darin McBain was following in his mom’s footsteps after she was a three-day champion in 1982.

He had to guess four expressions that begin with the word kitchen, and he guessed correctly saying, “cabinet, towels, oven, sink”.

But a perplexed Darin couldn’t understand why the word kitchen preceded, oven.

He said: “Kitchen oven? What was that? Who calls it a ‘kitchen oven’?”

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Contestant Darin McBain couldn’t understand why an answer was ‘kitchen oven’[/caption]

Pat told him he was ‘ungrateful’
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But many viewers agreed it was odd to refer to it as a ‘kitchen oven’[/caption]

That’s when Pat completely – but jokingly lost his cool – telling Darin to be grateful.

“You won! Don’t argue, Darin! You got the puzzle! Ungrateful players, I’ve had it!” Pat raged.

“No, I’m just teasing,” he continued, laughing, “I finally snapped.”

But Wheel of Fortune viewers sided with Darren, saying “kitchen oven is like saying bathroom toilet”.

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Co-star Vanna White filled in for Pat when he had emergency surgery[/caption]

One Twitter user wrote: “I agree…who calls it a Kitchen Oven.”

And another added: “I’d like to thank darin on wheel of fortune for calling out the inaneness of ‘kitchen oven’.”

Pat’s outburst comes almost a year after he was rushed to the hospital after  ‘horrific’ stomach pain, which lead to emergency surgery for a blocked intestine.

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The TV icon was rushed to hospital for a blocked intestine[/caption]

But since the surgery Pat said he’s feeling much better and returning to studio to tape more shows.

Pat said: “I’ve actually felt ridiculously good for several weeks.

“I’ve been back in the studio spinning the wheel and nothing has popped.”

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Pat’s been hosting Wheel of Fortune for the last 40 years[/caption]

He added: “I’m as good or bad as new, and that’s great. I still have my wits about me.

“They didn’t remove that, so I’ll be selling vowels for a long time.”

Before that, he hadn’t missed a taping in 40-years of hosting the game show.

But now that Pat’s reclaimed the wheel, he said he’s not going anywhere soon.

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