In a uncommon interview, former The Price Is Right host Bob Barker spoke with People about his decades-long stint on the present. The CBS recreation present marks its fiftieth season subsequent month.
Barker, 97, who formally signed off Worth for the final time in 2007, joked: “I’m usually requested what I beloved most about my years with Worth, and the very first thing that pops to thoughts is … the cash, after all!”
He continued, “All kidding apart, there was a lot to like. I had the pleasure of working with a devoted and gifted forged and crew for 35 nice years. Significantly near my coronary heart was the power our huge recognition gave me to remind our complete viewers each day in regards to the significance of spaying and neutering your pets.”
CBS will air a two-hour primetime particular on Sept. 30 to honor the milestone and revisit a few of the most well-known winners, in addition to reveal new clips.
Barker began internet hosting the each day model of the present when it premiered in 1972 and have become an govt producer in 1988. Throughout his time on Worth, he collected 19 Daytime Emmys. After 35 years, Barker retired and Drew Carey stepped into the position.
“I knew I might by no means be Bob, and I wasn’t going to attempt to be Bob,” recalled Carey to the outlet. “We went out to lunch, and his recommendation was, ‘Don’t attempt to copy me. Simply make it your personal present.’”
The Worth Is Proper’s fiftieth season begins Sept. 13 on CBS.