Drew Carey Says He’ll Never Retire From Hosting ‘The Price Is Right’

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TV host Drew Carey said he’s not ever going to retire from hosting “The Price Is Right.” 

The 65-year-old comedian took over the role in 2007 after longtime host Bob Barker retired from the gig. Carey said there’s no chance he’ll follow in his predecessor’s footsteps.

“I’m not going anywhere,” Carey told Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier at the CBS Fall Schedule Celebration. 

“I think Bob made a mistake by retiring,” he added. “I’m not gonna make that same mistake. As long as my heart is ticking and they want me to be on the show, I think I’m gonna do ‘The Price is Right.’ I just love it.”

“I think I was made for it,” Carey added.

Despite not agreeing with Barker’s decision to retire, he did admit to learning a lot from the longtime “Price Is Right” host. Barker died in 2023 at the age of 99.

“He was so good at this,” Carey said. “He was so good at relating to people and getting them to be relaxed and be themselves. You watch his demeanor and his attitude. He never seemed stressed.”

He added, “I’ve learned to relax while I’m onstage and not be so uptight about what’s going on. I just have to own the show and make it like my living room, because he was so comfortable in front of a camera.”


“He was the ultimate pro game show host,” Carey said during a separate interview with ET. “This guy will never be replaced or equal. It’s kind of crazy how good he was.”

The comedian also reflected on the success of “The Drew Carey Show,” which aired from 1995 until 2004. 

“That was one of the best experiences of my life,” Carey told ET. “I loved it, all the writers, all the cast – we were like a family. I felt like that and yeah, I just thought it was the greatest thing, and I’m so grateful I got to do that. Grateful to Warner Brothers and ABC for giving me an opportunity like that. Made my whole life.”

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