Pat Sajak Reveals How Much Longer He Plans to Host 'Wheel of Fortune' (Exclusive)

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Pat Sajak might be planning for retirement. The beloved Wheel of Fortune star is the longest serving game show host in TV history, but how much longer will be be heading up the iconic series?

Sajak and his TV partner, Vanna White, spoke with ET's Kevin Frazier ahead of the season two premiere of Celebrity Wheel of Fortune, and reflected on their time together and if they can see themselves leaving the show anytime soon.

"We're certainly closer to the end than the beginning," Sajak, 74, candidly shared. "I'd like to leave before people tune in and look at me and say, 'Ooh, what happened to him?'"

"I wouldn't bet on seeing us in, like, 10 years, I would say," Sajak added, before asking White, "Is that fair [to say]?"

"Probably, yes," White, 64, concurred with a smile.

White and Sajak have both been stalwart presences on Wheel of Fortune together for nearly four decades --  a time span that Sajak said is almost "unfathomable." However, their time together has made them somewhat like family.

"We've been together for like 38 years and he's like my brother," White said. "He's funny. I mean, we could finish each other's sentences if we wanted to. We know each other that well."

While taking a break might be a plan for the distant future, fans don't have to worry any time soon. The pair recently resigned contracts to be a part of the show through 2024.

Meanwhile, the new season of their special primetime spinoff series, Celebrity Wheel of Fortune, returns on Sunday, with celeb contestants Jason Alexander, Dancing With the Stars pro Cheryl Burke, and WWE pro (and current DWTS contestant) The Miz.

Over the course of the first season, dozens of big stars played the beloved game, but Sajak has one dream celebrity he'd love to see spin the wheel.

"I would pick Meryl Streep, because I just want to have Meryl Streep standing there and saying, 'Come on, big money!'" Sajak said with a laugh. "That's my dream."

Season 2 of Celebrity Wheel of Fortune kicks off Sunday, Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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