DAN PATRICK CONTACTED ABOUT HOSTING PRICE IS RIGHT: Tom Hoffarth of the LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS reports today that in the wake of Bob Barker’s recent retirement, producers of “The Price Is Right” have contacted Dan Patrick about hosting the game show.
Patrick is “on the short list of those who’ll be asked to take part in auditions.” His competition: George Hamilton (yes, he’s still alive) and Rosie O’Donnell.
We’re all for the move, especially if it means Patrick would then spay and neuter Woody Paige.
And wouldn’t it be great if this also opened the door for fellow ESPNer John Saunders to land as permanent host of Press Your Luck (and have the privilege of working with The Whammy)?
UPDATE: Patrick confirmed the contact on ESPN radio today (”I’ve been contacted by the Price is Right and been invited to audition“) and did not completely dismiss the possibility. Though he didn’t sound too serious about the prospect (maybe the giggles gave it away).