LeVar Burton Will Guest Host ‘Jeopardy’

Written by on April 22, 2021

The folks have spoken and LeVar Burton will visitor host Jeopardy

The lack of the legendary Alex Trebek leaves a void within the sport present Jeopardy. Whereas nobody may be one other Alex Trebek, there are a number of names within the rumor mill of who might probably change into the brand new host. After a Change.org petition went viral, Burton will visitor host the present from July 26-30 in line with Jeopardy producers. 

Based on Variety, Jeopardy govt producer Mike Richards mentioned in a press release, “Our purpose has been to current all kinds of visitor hosts with completely different ability units and backgrounds on our path to discovering a everlasting host. Our passionate followers are telling us what they like, and we’re listening. All the visitor hosts have introduced individualism, power and an genuine love of our present to every of their episodes. We look ahead to sharing the remainder of the season with our viewers.”

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Burton thanked his supporters on Twitter, writing, “THANK YOU… to all y’all to your passionate help! I’m overjoyed, excited, and wanting to be guest-hosting Jeopardy!, and can do my utmost finest to reside as much as your religion. YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE! Go forward and take my phrase for it, this time.”

Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts can even visitor host. The precise dates when she’s going to seem haven’t but been introduced. 

Alex Trebek hosted Jeopardy because the present started 37 years in the past. On November 8, 2020 he misplaced his battle towards most cancers on the age of 80.

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