The group follows current guest host Ken Jennings, who has been the first to fill in after the death of Alex Trebek, the show’s host of 36 years.
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“Alex was a legend, revered by all of us,” said “Jeopardy!” executive producer Mike Richards. “I want to thank our guest hosts, who will not only help all of us celebrate his great legacy, but also bring their own touch to the show.”
Jennings kicked off his tenure on Jan. 11. During the beginning of the show, Jennings paid tribute to Trebek, emphasizing that no one can replace the show’s longtime host.
“Like all ‘Jeopardy!’ fans, I miss Alex very much, and I thank him for everything he did for all of us,” Jennings said. “Let’s be totally clear: no one will ever replace the great Alex Trebek. But we can honor him by playing the game he loved.”
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