International versions of Wheel of Fortune

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Location of international versions of Wheel of Fortune

Wheel of Fortune is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin and first aired in 1975, with a syndicated version airing since 1983. Since its premiere, the program has been adapted into several international versions. The 1975 version premiered on Australian TV in 1981 and premiered in the UK in 1988. It has also been adapted to numerous countries around the world.

International versions[edit]

Legend:      Currently airing        No longer airing  

Region or Country Local name Hosts Hostesses Network Dates
 Argentina Tiempo Límite ATP América TV 2001
 Australia Wheel of Fortune Ernie Sigley (1981–1984)
John Burgess (1984–1996)
Tony Barber (1996)
Rob Elliott (1997–2003)
Steve Oemcke (2004–2005)
Larry Emdur (2006)
Adriana Xenides (1981–1996, 1997–1999)
Kerrie Friend (1996–1997)
Sophie Falkiner (1999–2005)
Laura Csortan (2006)
Seven Network July 21, 1981 – 2004
November 2005–July 28, 2006
Million Dollar Wheel of Fortune Tim Campbell Kelly Landry Nine Network May 26, 2008 – June 27, 2008
 Belgium Rad van Fortuin (nl) Mike Verdrengh (nl)
Walter Capiau (nl)
Bart Kaëll
Walter Grootaers (nl/fr)
Koen Wauters
Luc Appermont
Bart van den Bossche
Aurore
Be
Els
Deborah
Valerie & Zoe
BRT
VTM
Canvas
1975, 1989–1997, 2004–2006
 Brazil Roletrando (pt)
Roda a Roda (pt)
Silvio Santos
Patricia Abravanel
Patricia Salvador SBT 1980s–1990s
2003–present
 Bulgaria Колелото на късмета (bg)
Koleloto na kasmeta
Rumen Lukanov Jasmina Toshkova Nova TV January 18, 2010
 Canada French La Roue chanceuse (fr) Donald Lautrec Lyne Sarrazin TQS May 1, 1989 – 1992
 Chile La Rueda de la Suerte (pt) Rodolfo Torrealba (1978–1979) Canal 13 1978–1979
 China 命運之輪 TBA TBA Not aired yet
 Colombia La Rueda de La Fortuna Mauro Urquijo
Gonzalo Vivanco
Laura Tobon Canal Caracol
Canal RCN
1998–1999
2012–2013
 Croatia Kolo sreće Oliver Mlakar Maja Vracaric HRT1 1993–2002
 Czech Republic Kolotoč Pavel Poulicek
Dalibor Gondik
Honza Musil
Adela Gondikova
Radka Ruster
TV Nova 1996
1997–2002
 Denmark Lykkehjulet Michael Meyer Heim (1988)
Bengt Burg (1989–1996, 1997–2000)
Keld Heick (1996–1997)
Lars Herlow (2000–2001)
Pia Dresner (1988)
Carina Jensen (1989–1994)
Maria Millet (1995–2001)
TV2 October 1, 1988 – 2001
 Ecuador La Rueda de la Fortuna Pancho Cabanilla Ecuavisa 2004–present
 Egypt دايرة الحياة
Dayret Al Hayat
Kareem Kojak Heba Sameer Goudah Hayat 2 August 19, 2012 – 2013
 Estonia Õnneratas
Suur lotokolmapäev
Emil Rutiku (1999–2000)
Mart Sander (2011-2012)

Kristjan Jõekalda (2012-2013)

TV3 (Estonia) (1999–2000)
Kanal 2 (2011–2013)
1999–2000, 2011–2013
 Finland Onnenpyörä (fi) Kim Floor (fi/de) (1993)
Janne Porkka (fi) (1993–2001)
Saija Palin MTV3 1993–2001
 France La Roue de la fortune Michel Robbe (1987)
Christian Morin (1987–1992)
Alexandre Debanne (1993–1994)
Olivier Chiabodo (1995–1997)
Christophe Dechavanne (2006–2012)
Benjamin Castaldi (January–March 2012)
Annie Pujol (1987–1994)
Sandra Rossi (1995)
Frederique Calvez (1995–1997)
Victoria Silvstedt (2006–2012)
Valerie Begue (January–March 2012)
TF1 January 5, 1987–April 1997
August 7, 2006 – March 23, 2012
 Georgia იღბლიანი ბორბალი
Igbliani Borbali
Duta Skhirtladze Rustavi 2 March 3, 2011 – present
 Germany Glücksrad (de) Frederic Meisner (de)
Peter Bond (de)
Thomas Ohrner
Maren Gilzer (de)
Sonya Kraus
Katrin Wrobel (de)
Sat.1
kabel eins
November 7, 1988 – October 31, 2002
Frederic Meisner Ramona Drews 9 Live March 2004–March 2005
Kinder-Glücksrad Petra Hausberg no hostess Sat.1 1992–1993
Glücksrad-Gala Peter Bond and Frederic Meisner Maren Gilzer and Gundis Zambo 1993–1996
 Greece Ο τροχός της τύχης
O trokós tis túkis
George Polychroniou
Paul Chaikalis
Danis Katranidis
Yiannis Koutrakis
Krista ΑΝΤ1 Group
MEGA
January 1, 1990 – 1996
1997–1998
 Hungary Szerencsekerék (hu) Tamás Gajdos (hu)
Viktor Klausmann (hu)
Vizy András
Dóra Prokopp (hu)
Andrea Szulák (hu/de)
TBA MTV1
TV2
Story4TV
1993–1997
1997–2001
2011–2012
 Indonesia Roda Impian (id)
Pilih atau Dia
Charles Bonar Sirait Vicki (2001–2002)
Ike (2002)
SCTV
antv
Indosiar
Bang Habib
August 6, 2001 – August 2, 2002
2003–July 29, 2005
January 2, 2006 – March 3, 2006
August 30, 2011-December 31, 2011
 Israel Galgal HaMazal (he) Erez Tal
Gil Sassover (he)
Efrat Rotem
Meirav Levin
Galit Burg (he)
Ruth Gonzales (he)
Ingrid Feldman
Tal Man (he)
Siegal Shachmon (he)
Anat Elimelech
Channel 2 1994–2000
 Italy La Ruota Della Fortuna Mike Bongiorno (1985, 1989–2003)
Casti (1987–1988)
Enrico Papi (2007–2009)
Raffaella De Riso (1987–1988)
Michelle Klippenstein (1988)
Ylenia Carrasi (1989, 1992)
Paola Barale (1989–1995)
Roberta Capula (1995)
Antonella Elia (1995–1996)
Claudia Grego (1996–1997)
Ana Laura Ribas (1997)
Miriana Trevisan (1997–2002)
Nancy Comelli (2002–2003)
Victoria Silvstedt (2007–2009)
Canale 5 (1985)
Odeon TV (1987–1988)
Rete 4 (1989–2003)
Italia 1 (2007–2009)
1985, September 1987 – 1988, 1989–2003, 2007–2009
 Lithuania
 Macedonia Тркало На Среќата
Trkalo Na Srekata
Igor Dzambazov Natali Grubovic A1 Channel 2009–2011
 Malaysia Roda Impian Halim Othman (1996–2002)
Hani Mohsin (2002–2006)
Kieran (2009)
Zalda Zainal
Abby Abadi
Spell
Liza AF1
Irma Hasmie
Fauziah Gous
Astro Ria
TV3
1996–2006
2009
 Mexico La rueda de la fortuna Laura Flores Anastasia Televisa 1995–1997
 Netherlands Rad van Fortuin (nl) Hans van der Togt (nl)
Carlo Boszhard
Leontine Borsato (nl)
Patricia Rietveld
Cindy Pielstroom (fy/nl)
RTL 4 1989–1998
2009
 New Zealand Wheel of Fortune Phillip Leishman
Jason Gunn
Lana Coc-Kroft
Sonia Gray
TV2
TV One
February 1991 – 1996
April 14, 2008 – May 2, 2009
 Norway Lykkehjulet (no/sv) Ragnar Otnes (no)
Knut Bjørnsen
Vendela Kirsebom
Ulrika Nilsson (sv)
Lise Nilsen
TV3 1990–1993
February 26, 2007
 Panama La Rueda de la Fortuna Rassiel Rodriguez
Jorge Ortega
Nadage Herrera Telemetro 2001
2011
 Peru La Ruleta de la Suerte Christian Rivero Gisela Valcarcel Frecuencia Latina 2011–2012
 Philippines Wheel of Fortune Rustom Padilla
Kris Aquino
Victoria London
Zara Aldana & Jasmine Fitzgerald
ABC 5
ABS–CBN
November 19, 2001–October 2002
January 14–July 25, 2008
 Poland Koło Fortuny Wojciech Pijanowski (1992–1995)
Paweł Wawrzecki (1995)
Stanisław Mikulski (1995–1998)
Krzysztof Tyniec (2007–2009)
Magda Mansy (1992–1998)
Marta Lewandowska (2007–2009)
TVP2 October 2, 1992 – September 1, 1998
October 29, 2007 – October 27, 2009
 Portugal A Roda da Sorte (pt) Herman José Ruth & Rita Candido Mota
Vanessa Palma (pt)
RTP1
SIC
1990–1993
September 2008
 Romania Roata Norocului Doru Dumitrescu
Mihai Calin (1997–1999)
Liviu Varciu (2012-2013)
Cristiana Ruduta
Ana Maria Barnoschi
TVR1
Pro TV
Kanal D
March 1997
December 1997–May 1999
June 20, 2012–present
 Russia Pole Chudes (Поле чудес) Vladislav Listyev (1990–1991)
Leonid Yakubovich (1991–present)
Rimma Agafoshina (1991–present) VID
1TV
October 25, 1990–present
 Singapore Wheel of Fortune Bernard Lim Eunice Olsen MediaCorp Channel 5
 Slovakia Koleso šťastia Jozef Pročko
Tibor Hlista
Roman Feder
Laco Híveš
Roman Pomajbo
Peter Marcin
STV
VTV
1994–1997
 Slovenia Kolo sreče Mito Trefalt Damjana Golavšek TV SLO1 1990s
 South Korea 행운의 바퀴 TBA TBA Not aired yet
 Spain La ruleta de la fortuna
La ruleta de la suerte
Mayra Gómez Kemp
Ramón García
Irma Soriano
Bigote Arrocet
Mabel Lozano
Belén Rueda
Fernando Esteso
Jesús Vázquez
Andoni Ferreño
Goyo González
Carlos Lozano
Diana Fernandez
Paloma Lopez
Telecinco
Antena 3
1991–1997
2006–present
 Sweden Lykkehjulet (sv/no)
Miljonlotteriet Lyckohjulet
Ragnar Otnes
Hans Wiklund
Ulrika Nilsson (sv)
Hannah Graaf
TV3
TV8
1990s
2010
 Turkey Çarkifelek Umit Guner
Tariq Tarcan
Halit Kivanc
Yildo
Mehmet Ali Erbil
Ata Demiere
Muazzez Ersoy
Tugba Ozay
Denzi Seki and Emel Muftuoglu
Arto
Hamdi Alkan
Petek Dincoz
TRT
TRT 2
Show Tv
Cine5
Kanal D
Eko Tv
Super Kanal
TGRT
atv
Kanal 1
FOX Turkiye
Star TV
TNT Turkiye
1975–1992
1986–1992
1992–1996, 2005/2006
1993–1996
1997–2003
1997–2000
2002–2003
2003–2004
2004
2007–2008
2008–2009
2010
2011–2012
Çark 2000 Ataman Erkul Kanal D 2000
 United Kingdom Wheel of Fortune Nicky Campbell (1988–1996)
Bradley Walsh (1997)
John Leslie (1998–2000)
Paul Hendy (2001)
Angela Ekaette (1988)
Carol Smillie (1989–1994)
Jenny Powell (1995–2000)
Terri Seymour (2001)
ITV July 19, 1988 – December 21, 2001
 United States Wheel of Fortune Chuck Woolery (1975–1981)
Pat Sajak (1981–1989)
Rolf Benirschke (1989)
Bob Goen (1989–1991)
Susan Stafford (1975–1982)
Vanna White (1982–1991)
NBC (1975–1989, 1991)
CBS (1989–1991)
January 6, 1975 – June 30, 1989
July 17, 1989 – September 20, 1991
Pat Sajak Vanna White syndication September 19, 1983–present
Wheel 2000 David Sidoni Tanika Ray (as "Cyber Lucy") CBS September 13, 1997 – February 7, 1998
 Venezuela La Estrella de la Fortuna Orlando Urdaneta
Corina Azopardo
Luis Velazco
Juan Manuel Montesinos
Maru Winklemann Venevisión 1984–1989
 Vietnam Chiếc nón kỳ diệu (vi) Trinh Long Vu (2001-2006)
Phan Tuan Tu (2007–2013)
Danh Tung (2014-present)
Pham Thu Hang (2001-2004)
Huong Giang (2005-2006)
MaiKa (2007-2008)
Hong Nhung (2009–present)
VTV3 June 2001–present