Bob Barker Returning to Price is RightBy: Lindsay McCane - October 29, 2013
You read correctly! The retired host of one of television’s most popular game shows, Bob Barker, will be returning to “The Price is Right” in celebration of his 90th birthday on December 12.
Barker hosted the show for 35 years before stepping down in 2007. Comedian, Drew Carrey, then took Barker’s spot as the host. The last time Barker appeared on the show was in 2009 while he was promoting his new book “Priceless Memories”.
“We’ve had Bob on just one other time since Drew Carey took over the show,” says the executive producer, Mike Richards. “It was when Bob’s book, Priceless Memories, came out and it was a priceless moment for fans. I was looking for the perfect reason to bring Bob back again and this TV legend turning 90 is the perfect reason.”
Along with his appearance, the show will be paying tribute to Barker throughout the week of December 9-13.
“Monday through Friday we’re going to be doing pet adoptions, which is something Bob did on the show for years,” said Richards. Barker has always had a love for animals and closed the show each day saying: “Bob Barker reminding you: Help control the pet population. Have your pet spayed or neutered.”
“The Price is Right” airs daily throughout the week at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time.
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