‘Jeopardy!’: Did Alex Trebek Drop a Big Hint As To His Successor on Last Night’s Show?

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Last evening, Jeopardy! started airing new video games after having broadcast, over the past two weeks, older exhibits that includes this system’s biggest participant of all time, Ken Jennings.

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During final evening’s sport, host Alex Trebek made a remark that viewers interpreted as a touch about the way forward for the sport present.

Predictions about the way forward for ‘Jeopardy!’

No matter who you ask about what is going to occur to Jeopardy! after Trebek ought to announce his retirement from the present, no single reply would be the similar. From the potential for movie star hosts and even the suggestion of the present nice himself, Ken Jennings, as Trebek’s successor, it’s actually anybody’s guess.

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“I simply noticed Alex fairly just lately once we had been selling the latest Jeopardy! event,” Jennings advised Fox News in Apr. 2020, “and he was actually hanging in there properly. Jeopardy! has manufacturing shut down for the pandemic and he’s nonetheless itching to get again to work.”

The Washington resident remarked that, so far as he’s involved, Trebek is the one man for the job. Jennings hopes, in reality, that the present host stays the present host.

“That’s a guy who loves his job,” he stated, “and I believe that’s what’s preserving him wholesome and alive at this level. I hope he hosts Jeopardy! without end.”

Alex Trebek’s forthcoming e book

Now the host of Jeopardy! for nearly forty years, Trebek is publishing a memoir in July 2020, The Answer Is… : Reflections on My Life. 

According to The New York Times, the e book will likely be transient, not even 200 pages in size, with chapter titles within the type of a query. In it, the host will broach matters together with essential moments in Jeopardy! historical past with gamers Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer and what Trebek actually considered Will Ferrell’s imitation of him.

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The Canadian native may also possible contact on his analysis of pancreatic most cancers and his having reached the one-year survival mark.

He issued a video assertion in Mar. 2020 about his prognosis, saying “The one year survival rate for stage four pancreatic cancer patients is 18 percent. I’m very happy to report that I have just reached that marker.” 

Trebek’s cryptic comment

On final evening’s episode of Jeopardy!, visitor clue-reader, CNBC’s David Faber appeared by way of video, studying clues for a class within the sport. When the class was executed, the 79-year-old host commented, “Thank you David! He really is exceptional at reading clues, don’t you think?”

A viewer tweeted on Trebek’s passing comment saying, “I think Alex Trebek just told us who his replacement will be…..”

Another viewer said, “I was hoping for Conan O’Brien .. to be replaced a week later by Alex Trebek.”

Nobody needs Trebek to retire and but everybody has recommendations for the right successor to him. In any occasion, these will likely be very large sneakers to fill.

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