‘Jeopardy!’: Neil deGrasse Tyson Shares How He Feels About Supposedly Being Considered to Replace Alex Trebek: ‘I’m Feeling the Show’

by Jeremy Spirogis
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As Jeopardy! enters its 37th season, viewers are delighted on the return of Alex Trebek after the compelled pandemic break. Ken Jennings has come alongside as effectively for the brand new season of the long-running program.

Trebek’s contract, which expires in 2022, has viewers and the world at massive questioning who will substitute him.

Astrophysicist and scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson, whose identify has been talked about as a attainable new host, lastly opened up about the potential of becoming a member of the quiz present.

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There have been fairly just a few names within the working to interchange Alex Trebek

Besides Tyson’s, there have been a number of high-profile names advised as Trebek’s alternative (though, actually, each Jeopardy! fan is aware of nobody may actually substitute Alex Trebek).

There’s Ken Jennings, the reigning Greatest of All Time participant, who’s now serving because the present’s new consulting producer; CNBC’s David Faber, and actors Jeff Goldblum and Bryan Cranston.

The 80-year-old host of the quiz present himself weighed in on the talk in his memoir, The Answer Is…, saying “Jeopardy! will probably be simply wonderful. It doesn’t matter who’s the host. It’s a high quality program.

“Look at The Price Is Right,” he wrote. “When Drew Carey changed Bob Barker, so many individuals stated the present would by no means survive. It’s nonetheless a hit. There are different hosts on the market who can do equally nearly as good a job as me. I believe Jeopardy! can go on ceaselessly.”

Alex Trebek has been internet hosting ‘Jeopardy!’ since 1984

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For so many viewers, Alex Trebek is the question-and-answer present. He’s been on the helm for the reason that present started in syndication in 1984.

When the Canadian native introduced in 2019 his analysis of superior pancreatic most cancers, many frightened for his well being. While hoping Trebek could be effectively sufficient to proceed internet hosting indefinitely, the hypothesis additionally started about who finally would substitute the host.

For his half, Trebek at 80 goes sturdy and has expressed no intentions of leaving.

“[Jeopardy!] 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. I feel good.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ideas on internet hosting ‘Jeopardy!’

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Tyson, showing on ABC’s The View in Sept. 2020, was requested if he would significantly take into account taking probably the most sought-after recreation present job if it had been supplied to him.

The 61-year-old cosmologist, host of his personal new Fox program, CosmosPossible Worlds, clearly admires Trebek and this system however doesn’t really feel the celebrities are aligned for him to make a profession out of Jeopardy!

“People who love information, all of us love Jeopardy! And I’ve even been in among the Daily Double clues,” he stated. “So I’m feeling the present. And I believe I might be actually good at that.

“It’s simply not my purpose this lifetime. If I can clone myself, undoubtedly line me up. But as an astrophysicist, no. Find anyone else. Not me.”

In the meantime, Jeopardy! nonetheless has Alex Trebek, and for now, that’s the ultimate reply.

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