The 74-year-old host accidentally revealed the answer to the bonus round during a broadcast of the long-time game show on Thursday (April 15).
There were only a few letters remaining in the puzzle when Pat inadvertently said the answer while speaking with a contestant.
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After only six of the puzzle’s 12 letters were revealed, Pat commented, “Yikes. Well, I’d rather be standing here than there, quite frankly.”
Even though “quite frankly” was the correct answer, the contestant didn’t seem to realize that the host had given it away and wasn’t able to figure out the puzzle before time ran out.
Pat discussed the on-air gaffe in a video that aired after the episode.
“I wonder how many people at home caught it,” he said to co-host Vanna White. “There weren’t many letters up there and I said, ‘I’d rather be here than up there, quite frankly’ — which was the puzzle. But it goes to show you that people are concentrating and they’re not paying any attention to me.”
“It’s funny what your… mouth will say when your brain says, ‘You shouldn’t do that,’” he added.
He wrapped up by jokingly telling viewers that he and Vanna would, “quite frankly, see [them] next time.”
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