Host Pat Sajak asked the contestant to repeat her answer, just to be sure.
Izzy Santiago had a chance to play for $1 million and admitted that nerves got in his way.
The game show's longtime letter-revealer had reportedly threatened to quit in a dispute over pay disparity.
The longtime "Wheel of Fortune" host reportedly will still make less than Pat Sajak on the celebrity version of the game show.
The letter-revealing co-host is reportedly putting her job on the line, hoping to correct a massive pay gap with outgoing host Pat Sajak.
Sajak announced the end of his four-decade hosting run earlier this month.
White, a "Wheel of Fortune" co-host since the 1980s, previously said that "it would be weird" if someone else began revealing letters on the game show.
"I think it would be lots of fun," the "View" host said.
He's hosted the iconic game show since 1981.
See if you can guess the phrase that cost one contestant a massive bonus on Thursday's episode.