Bob Barker‘s longtime accomplice Nancy Burnet has spoken out after the demise of the sport present host on the age of 99. “I’m so happy with the trailblazing work Barker and I did collectively to reveal the cruelty to animals within the leisure business and together with working to enhance the plight of abused and exploited animals in the US and internationally,” Nancy mentioned to The Today Show. “We had been nice associates over these 40 years. He will probably be missed,” she added.

Nancy and Bob have been collectively since assembly in 1983 at an animal shelter — following the demise of his spouse — shortly forming a bond over their shared ardour for animal advocacy. The Value Is Proper host wrote that he thought Nancy was “one great-looking woman” in his 2009 memoir. “The day was drawing to a detailed, so I didn’t have time to waste,” he penned. “I went over to her, launched myself, and defined that I used to be looking for an excellent house for the canine I had on the leash. Then I requested her if she was married or single,” he added. The 2 joined forces for the subsequent a number of many years as they protested for animal rights, together with use of furs.

Bob Barker and Nancy Burnet have been collectively since 1983. (Shutterstock)

Bob’s demise was sadly confirmed through his rep to Web page Six on Saturday, August 26. “It’s with profound unhappiness that we announce that the World’s Best MC who ever lived, Bob Barker has left us,” they mentioned within the assertion. The TV legend hosted The Value Is Proper from 1972 to 2007, when he retired.

He was succeeded by comic Drew Carey, who additionally paid tribute to Bob together with his personal assertion. “Very unhappy day for the Value Is Proper household, and animal lovers all around the world,” Drew posted to X (previously Twitter) on August 26. “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 perpetually. #RIPBobBarker We love you,” the 65-year-old comic added with a purple coronary heart.

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