LOS ANGELES -- Pat Sajak who was host for 40 years for "Wheel of Fortune," said recently that his tenure on the show might be coming to an end.

The years pass by quickly. We're coming to the close of. This has been an extremely long (timeto]. We're not doing it for another forty years.

The time is now to end," Sajak said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight published Thursday. "... I'm honored to be in the living rooms of people for this long.

Sajak 75-year-old Sajak didn't mention whether he has specific plans to retire in the near future. Since the host legend has made similar remarks in previous interviews 

It's not clear what "near" the end may be. In recent contract renewals, he as well as co-host Vanna White are expected to remain on the show until at least 2023-2024.

"In most television shows by this time, you would have said, 'That's probably enough,' but this show will not die," He joked, and added "It appears I may go before the show."

Previous: 'Wheel Of Fortune host defends contestants who's puzzles became viral

"Wheel" is the longest-running game show syndicated by a network on the U.S. and has inspired numerous spinoffs. One of these spinoffs is "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune," the third season that premieres on in September. 

"That's all I want, but she won't come on because she found out you can't win an Oscar for this," he said in a joke.