In a rarely interview, former The Price Is Right host Bob Barker is speaking outabout his decades-long stint on the show. The CBS game present marks the 50th season in September.

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In an interview v People, Barker, 97, who officially signed off for the critical time in 2007, joked: “I’m often asked what i loved most about my years with Price, and the very first thing that pops come mind is … the money, that course!”

He continued, “All kidding aside, over there was lot to love. I had actually the pleasure of working through a devoted and talented cast and also crew because that 35 an excellent years. Particularly close to mine heart was the ability our huge popularity offered me to remind our entire audience daily about the prominence of spaying and neutering her pets.”


CBS will air a two-hour primetime one-of-a-kind Sept. 30 to respect the milestone and revisit few of the most well-known winners, and reveal new clips.

Barker started hosting the everyday version that the show when that premiered in 1972 and became an executive producer in 1988. Throughout his time on Price, he built up 19 Daytime Emmys. After 35 years, Barker retired and Drew Carey stepped right into the role.

“I knew I could never be Bob, and I wasn’t walk to try to it is in Bob,” recalled Carey come the outlet. “We went out to lunch, and his advice was, ‘Don’t try to copy me. Simply make that your very own show."”

The Price Is Right’s 50th season begins Sept. 13 on CBS.


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