The eight eight year old game show host reveals that the show’s producers “chose to ignore me, which is fine.
” The special episode of the TV’s longest-running game show aired Tuesday morning and featured returning contestants from the past four decades.
Barker is shown in several clips but was not invited to appear on the program or attend the taping.
“They haven’t even offered me a DVD,” Barker said in an interview Tuesday. Show producers had no comment. Barker’s last show as host was was in 2009.
He insists he’s fine with not being included in the anniversary episode, but said,
“When you celebrate a 40th anniversary, you would think you’d have the fellow who did the show for 35 years there.”
Barker had made his first appearance back in 1972 which had been part of the clips that were included in the anniversary special.