‘Wheel of Fortune’ Contestant Uses Intro to Joke He’s Trapped in a ‘Loveless Marriage’

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Senior Reporter
Jack Phillips is a reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
October 16, 2019 Updated: October 16, 2019

A contestant on Monday night’s episode of “Wheel of Fortune” used his introduction to say he’s “trapped in a loveless marriage” with an “old battle-axe.”

Blair Davis, from San Diego, said he owns a small trucking business.

“I’ve been trapped in a loveless marriage for the last 12 years to an old battle-axe named Kim,” Davis told the crowd and host Pat Sajak.

He continued: “She cursed my life with three stepchildren: Star, RJ, and Ryan, and I have one rotten grandson.”

Sajak joked, “No wonder you came here, you just wanted to get away from everybody.”

The game show host then told Davis he knew he was “being facetious.”

“Absolutely, I love them like nobody’s business,” Davis then told the host while smiling.

Davis made some fans on Twitter laugh and one wrote:  “About to start watching Wheel of Fortune again.”

“Blair is the darkest @WheelofFortune contestant ever,” another person wrote.

‘Jeopardy!’ Host May Step Down

“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek said his cancer battle may force him to end his decades-long run as host of the game show.

He said that chemotherapy is causing him to form sores around his mouth, making it hard to speak.

“I’m sure there are observant members of the television audience that notice also, but they’re forgiving,” Trebek told CTV, referring to the chemotherapy symptoms.

“But,” he added, “there will come a point when they (fans and producers) will no longer be able to say, ‘It’s OK.’”

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Alex Trebek poses in the press room at the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center in Pasadena, Calif., on May 5, 2019. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

The 79-year-old Canadian national added that he isn’t afraid of death.

“I’ve lived a good life, a full life, and I’m nearing the end of that life… If it happens, why should I be afraid of that?” he said in the interview on Oct. 4.

Trebek said that while he is persisting in his treatment, he realizes he cannot do it forever.

“I’m hanging in,” he explained. “So we’re back on the chemo and we’ll see if the numbers go down. And if they do … they can’t keep doing it forever of course.

“They’ll have to find a new protocol or whatever to administer. We’ll play it by ear and keep chugging along until we either win or lose.”

Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Senior Reporter
Jack Phillips is a reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.