Alex Trebek continued to host the hit game show Jeopardy! even a week before his tragic passing. He left an incredible legacy and made sure his show would go on even after his death. The newest host has just been announced!
Jeopardy!'s Interim Host: Ken Jennings!
Sony made a statement that they wanted to keep the hosts "within the Jeopardy! family" and have decided the first interim host back will be the genius, Ken Jennings! The 46-year-old is the highest winning contestant of any game show of all time with a whopping 74 consecutive wins!
Ken has been competing in the show since 2003 and now holds many titles including the highest average correct responses per game and over $4 million total winnings!
Beloved Alex Trebek sadly passed away on November 8th from his pancreatic cancer and always wanted the show to continue on. The show will resume production on November 30th and will air his 10 best episodes and Alex's final episode filmed in December.
Ken Tweeted, "There will only ever be one Alex Trebek, but I'm honored to be helping Jeopardy! out with this in January." Fans are over the moon to have the great titleholder in the host's seat.
Good luck, Ken!
We will resume production on 11/30 with a series of interim guest hosts from the Jeopardy! family – starting with Ken Jennings. Additional guest hosts to be announced. pic.twitter.com/0MdGqnzp3R— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) November 23, 2020
I don't see how this kind of raw sexuality is even allowed on network prime time. https://t.co/mEiFXGx3kj— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) November 23, 2020