Why Ken Jennings May Not Be Alex Trebek’s Jeopardy! Successor
Subsequent week, Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings returns to the present, this time as the initially guest host following Alex Trebek‘s dying. But will his gig come to be long-lasting? It can be challenging.
Days after the iconic star died of pancreatic most cancers in November, producers announced that the game show will resume taping with a series of interim visitor hosts, commencing with Jennings, who gained 74 Jeopardy! consecutive video games in 2004, receiving the title of the show’s “Biggest of All Time” in 2020.
Just ahead of Trebek’s last episode aired on Friday, Jan. 8, E! Information discovered that Jennings has taped six weeks worthy of of shows, which will start airing on Monday, Jan. 11, and that other guest hosts are nonetheless predicted to get the helm next Jennings, even though no names or dates have been introduced.
In the meantime, the situation remains “fluid,” multiple sources say. One insider informed E! Information that the look for for a permanent host proceeds, that the picked out person will not be named prior to the spring, and that “even though Ken is a very able host, there are issues that he may well not be the suitable temperament to be the facial area of the long-working show.” E! Information has achieved out to reps for Jeopardy!, who have not commented.
Final yr, immediately after he was named the 1st interim guest host of Jeopardy!, Jennings, 46, drew controversy around resurfaced offensive tweets. Jeopardy! producers have not commented on them. But on Dec. 30, the champ responded to the backlash and issued an apology on Twitter.