Wheel Of Fortune information/history
Originally broadcast on UK TV between 1988 and 2001, the British version of Wheel Of Fortune had a few different presenters throughout its run. Nicky Campbell had by far the longest innings and was the original host, presenting from 1988 to 1996. Bradley Walsh took over briefly in 1997 before departing for fatherhood, whereupon the infamous John Leslie stepped in as Wheel Of Fortune's frontman until 2001. After John, and not often seen on UK TV, there was a subsequent presenter of Wheel Of Fortune - the not-very-well-known Paul Hendy for just one series in 2001.
Wheel Of Fortune also had a number of co-hosts. Best known are Carol Smillie (from 1989 to 1994) and Jenny Powell (1995 to 2000).
Contestants win a prize at the end of each round and one lucky contestant gets to solve the main prize puzzle. The big prize varied throughout and included a holiday, cash prize, car, furniture and a boat.
Wheel Of Fortune - the board game
The official Wheel Of Fortune board game is now in its third edition and enormous fun for all ages, even if some players have never seen the TV game show! The board game comes with everything needed including the famous Wheel Of Fortune spinner, puzzle board (with legs), display and backing board, free spins tokens, play money and 96 pre-made puzzles.
The Wheel Of Fortune board game works great as a family or party activity but can also be played with less people (2-4). Once you've worked your way through the included puzzles, you can create your own (within the limitations of the board).
You can buy the Wheel Of Fortune board game at Amazon.co.uk
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Wheel Of Fortune - the online slot game
The online Wheel Of Fortune slot game is bright, glitzy and fun. It's got a lively 'game show' feel and keeps you entertained. There are two bonus games for extra winnings - the 'Mini Wheel Bonus' is awarded when three 'scatter' symbols appear anywhere. Similarly, players win a 'Triple Extreme Spin Bonus' with three 'bonus' symbols. Either can pay a big prize.
The Wheel Of Fortune online game was developed by IGT, creators of more than 200 official Wheel Of Fortune slots for land-based casinos. It can be enjoyed just for fun or played for real money, with bets of just 50p a spin offering 720 different ways to win.
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Wheel Of Fortune facts and trivia
The UK version of Wheel Of Fortune (along with most international versions) differed from the American game show where the numbers on the wheel represented real money to be won instead of points.
The filming of one episode of Wheel Of Fortune had to be postponed when a contestant sent the wheel spinning the wrong way and broke the gearing mechanism (filming resumed the following day). We've no idea if the guilty spinner went on to win.
All contestants in all series, win or lose, went home with a Wheel Of Fortune watch.
Wheel Of Fortune links
Wheel Of Fortune merchandise
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Wheel Of Fortune website: challenge.co.uk/wheel-of-fortune
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