Drew Carey paid tribute to the late Bob Barker — his predecessor as host of the enduring recreation present The Value Is Proper — after his loss of life on the age of 99. “Very unhappy day for the Value Is Proper household, and animal lovers all around the world,” Drew posted to X (previously Twitter) shortly after information of the loss of life 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 perpetually. #RIPBobBarker We love you,” the comic, 65, signed off with a pink coronary heart.

Bob’s loss of life was confirmed to TMZ on Saturday, August twenty sixth by his rep, who mentioned that the tv host died of “pure causes.”

Barker started internet hosting The Value 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 sequence nonetheless movies in is now named The Bob Barker Studio as tribute. Drew Carey took the reigns over from Bob, turning 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 greatest recommendation. “I knew I may by no means be Bob, and I wasn’t going to attempt to be Bob,” Drew recalled to People journal again in 2021 — revealing that in 2007, the 2 males went out to talk. “We went out to lunch, and his recommendation was, ‘Don’t attempt to copy me. Simply make it your personal present,’” Drew shared.

Show #7073K -- Bob Barker Returns To The Price Is Right! Happy April Fools’ Day! You won’t believe what THE PRICE IS RIGHT pulled off this year. Tune in for the return of Bob Barker on Wednesday, April 1 (11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, ET; 10:00-11:00 AM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Bob Barker with current host Drew Carey. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Bob Barker is seen throughout a return to ‘The Value Is Proper’ in 2015 with Drew Carey. (CBS)

Bob nonetheless holds data for his future on The Value Is Proper, nonetheless — significantly as a result of he held the each 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 Value Is Proper.

The Value Is Proper airs weekdays on CBS.

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