Drew Carey paid tribute to the late Bob Barker — his predecessor as host of the enduring sport present The Worth Is Proper — after his dying on the age of 99. “Very unhappy day for the Worth Is Proper household, and animal lovers all around the world,” Drew posted to X (previously Twitter) shortly after information of the dying broke. “There hasn’t been a day on set that I didn’t consider Bob Barker and thank him. I’ll carry his reminiscence in my coronary heart eternally. #RIPBobBarker We love you,” the comic, 65, signed off with a pink coronary heart.
Bob’s dying was confirmed to TMZ on Saturday, August twenty sixth by his rep, who mentioned that the tv host died of “pure causes.”
Very unhappy day for the Worth Is Proper household, and animal lovers all around the world. There hasn’t been a day on set that I didn’t consider Bob Barker and thank him. I’ll carry his reminiscence in my coronary heart eternally.#RIPBobBarker
We love you ❤️
— ʎǝɹɐƆ ʍǝɹᗡ (@DrewFromTV) August 26, 2023
Barker started internet hosting The Worth Is Proper on CBS in 1972, and remained within the position for 35 years till his retirement in 2017. The CBS Tv Studio that the collection nonetheless movies in is now named The Bob Barker Studio as tribute. Drew Carey took the reigns over from Bob, changing into the second-ever host in 2007 — a title that he nonetheless holds immediately.
When Drew first took over the position, he revealed he requested Bob for his finest recommendation. “I knew I may by no means be Bob, and I wasn’t going to attempt to be Bob,” Drew recalled to Folks journal again in 2021 — revealing that in 2007, the 2 males went out to speak. “We went out to lunch, and his recommendation was, ‘Don’t attempt to copy me. Simply make it your individual present,’” Drew shared.
Bob nonetheless holds data for his long term on The Worth Is Proper, nonetheless — notably as a result of he held the day by day position for 51 years, which is longer than anybody else within the tv world. He went on to earn 19 Emmy Awards throughout his illustrious profession, with 14 of them within the Excellent Recreation Present Host class for The Worth Is Proper.
The Worth Is Proper airs weekdays on CBS.