Drew Carey Reaffirms Commitment to 'The Price Is Right' Amid Retirement Speculation

Drew Carey confirms he has no plans to retire from hosting "The Price Is Right," expressing his commitment to the show. He also shares his admiration for his predecessor Bob Barker and reflects on the success of his own sitcom.

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Drew Carey Reaffirms Commitment to 'The Price Is Right' Amid Retirement Speculation

Drew Carey Reaffirms Commitment to 'The Price Is Right' Amid Retirement Speculation

Drew Carey, the beloved host of the iconic game show 'The Price Is Right,' has put to rest any speculation about his potential retirement. In an exclusive interview with ET's Kevin Frazier at the CBS Fall Schedule Celebration, Carey made it clear that he has no plans to step down from his hosting duties anytime soon.

Carey, who took over as host from the legendary Bob Barker in 2007, expressed his unwavering commitment to the show, stating, "I'm not going anywhere. I think Bob made a mistake by retiring. I'm not gonna make that same mistake. As long as my heart is ticking and they want me to be on the show, I think I'm gonna do never, price, right, want." His passion for the role was evident as he added, "I think I was made for it."

The interview also touched on the recent passing of Bob Barker, who died on August 26, 2023, at the age of 99. Carey shared his admiration for his predecessor, praising Barker's ability to connect with contestants and put them at ease. "He was so good at this," Carey reflected. "He was so good at relating to people and getting them to be relaxed and be themselves."

When asked if he had any advice for Ryan Seacrest, who is set to take over as host of 'Wheel of Fortune,' Carey responded with his signature wit. "Do I have any advice for billionaire Ryan Seacrest? Who hosts everything all the time? No. Bro, I think you got it. I think you know what to do. I think you know how to host things. Don't worry about it. You're going to be fine," he quipped.

In addition to his hosting duties, Carey also took a moment to reflect on the success of his own sitcom, 'The Drew Carey Show,' which celebrated its 20th anniversary since its conclusion and will mark 30 years since its premiere next year. He described the experience as "one of the best experiences of my life."

Drew Carey's reassurance about his future on 'The Price Is Right' comes as welcome news to fans who have grown to love his energetic presence and genuine enthusiasm on the show. With Carey at the helm, the iconic game show looks set to continue entertaining audiences for years to come.

Key Takeaways

  • Drew Carey confirms he has no plans to retire from hosting "The Price Is Right".
  • Carey praises predecessor Bob Barker, who passed away on August 26, 2023.
  • Carey jokes about not having advice for Ryan Seacrest, new host of "Wheel of Fortune".
  • Carey reflects on the success of his sitcom "The Drew Carey Show", which premiered 30 years ago.
  • Carey's commitment to "The Price Is Right" ensures the show's continued entertainment for years to come.