Alex Trebek Is Still Very Much the Host of ‘Jeopardy!’

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Jeopardy! simply premiered its new season, to the delight of its followers.

Even extra thrilling for followers was the return of host Alex Trebek. Since his 2019 announcement of a pancreatic most cancers analysis, the present’s followers have been involved, vigilant, and easily relieved to have Trebek on the helm of the sport present.

This week, with the basic quiz present beginning its 37th season, Trebek proved he mainly is Jeopardy!

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Alex Trebek simply kicked off 37th season

This week, Alex Trebek, now 80, proved he’s nonetheless firmly on the helm of the long-running quiz present. Although COVID-19 tips hold him from approaching contestants’ podiums as he’s completed all through the years, it’s clear he’s delighted to be again doing what he does finest.

“I really feel good, and I really feel excited as a result of as soon as once more Jeopardy! has demonstrated that it’s on the forefront of tv programming,” Trebek mentioned on the present’s web site. “I imagine we’re the primary quiz present to return
again on the air within the COVID-19 period. On a private degree, I’m excited as a result of it will get me out of the home. It offers me one thing to do frequently, and I used to be lacking that.”

Fans chimed in on the present’s Instagram web page, saying “So great that Alex and the show are back,” “So happy you are back Alex!!!! America loves you and needs you!!!,” and “Almost more exciting than football being back.”

Ken Jennings might be studying class clues

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Now a part of the Jeopardy! workers, former present champ Ken Jennings’ duties embody presenting video clues for varied classes on the present, very similar to the Clue Crew previously has completed.

As a consulting producer on the present, Jennings may also be conducting contestant outreach, and can function an envoy for the present.

As Jennings informed Good Morning America in Sept. 2020, “I probably know as much or think as much about ‘Jeopardy!’ as anybody in the world who’s not on the payroll, so I’m happy to be on the team.”

“It’s a great gig being a goodwill ambassador for a show that has so much goodwill,” Jennings concluded.

Trebek has been working by means of ache of most cancers remedy

Alex Trebek has been sincere concerning the ups and agonizing downs he’s endured all through his most cancers therapies. He’s talked of being on the bottom writhing in ache in his dressing room leaving his workers to marvel if he would have the ability to do the present. As he wrote in his 2020 e-book, The Answer Is…, being Jeopardy!‘s host offers him function.

“It’s not like I trudge to work each week and say, ‘Oh, gosh, I’ve gotta do Jeopardy! once more.’ It invigorates me,” Trebek wrote. “It’s the strangest thing now with cancer: there are days when I’m just a basket case before we tape. I can barely walk to the production meeting. But when Johnny introduces me and I get out onstage, it all changes suddenly. I’m myself again.”

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