‘Jeopardy!’ Announces That Ken Jennings Will Take Over As Interim Host
Earlier this year, it had been announced that Ken Jennings, the reigning Jeopardy champion, would be joining the show. Although it was speculated that he might be Trebek’s unofficial replacement, nobody knew for sure.
Now, Jeopardy has announced that they will be filming new episodes of the show, and Ken Jennings will be hosting.
There will only ever be one Alex Trebek, but I’m honored to be helping Jeopardy! out with this in January. https://t.co/2m2b5IQnkw
— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) November 23, 2020
This news still does not mean that Jennings will be Trebek’s official replacement. Watch the video below for more details.
Many viewers seem to feel that Jennings is the logical replacement for Trebek, but they acknowledge that “he has some big shoes to fill.”
Watching you host the first post-Trebek Jeopardy! will be the saddest happy experience I can imagine. Good luck, we’re all pulling for you!
— Andrew (@AirborneYYC) November 23, 2020
One comment reads, “He’s got some really really big shoes to fill.. may the force be with you ken Jennings.”
Another viewer wrote, “Logical choice for the first interim guest host. I’ll bet the show sees a ratings boost out of respect and interest.”
Some viewers worry Jennings might have trouble adjusting to the new role on the show of host instead of contestant. “Excellent choice. The only problem is that I’m worried he might play and answer questions as a contestant instead of hosting. Ken Jennings you have big shoes to fill.”
Do you think Jennings is the right choice to host Jeopardy? Who do you think the other interim hosts will be?