Inexperienced Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will visitor host Jeopardy! following the demise of Alex Trebek (Image: Getty)
The Inexperienced Bay Packers quarterback is certainly one of many well-known names stepping to to current the present following the demise of iconic host Alex Trebek.
Throughout Tuesday’s The Pat McAfee Present on SiriusXM’s Mad Canine Sports activities Radio Channel, Aaron confirmed he would host the present after beforehand showing on charity episodes.
He defined: ‘One in every of my idols rising up was Alex Trebek and with the ability to be on Jeopardy! years in the past, although my outfit wasn’t the best selection …
‘They’re performing some visitor internet hosting spots, and it’s going to be launched right here fairly quickly, however I’ve the chance to be a kind of.’
Biggest of All Time participant Ken Jennings was confirmed as the first guest host, with every stand-in host anticipated to function for every week at a time.
Monday noticed the TV star makes his internet hosting debut and he made positive to convey the event with a heartwarming tribute to the longtime presenter.
He started: ‘Thanks, everybody. Welcome to Jeopardy! You understand sharing the stage with Alex Trebek was one of many best honors of my life.
‘Not many issues in life are excellent, however Alex did this job just about completely for greater than 36 years, and it was even higher up shut.’
Jennings continued: ‘We have been dazzled by his intelligence, his attraction, his grace… actually there’s no different phrase for it.’
His voice started to interrupt as he added: ‘Like all Jeopardy! Followers, I miss Alex very a lot and I thank him for every little thing he did for all of us.
‘Let’s be completely clear no-one will ever substitute the good Alex Trebek. However we are able to honor him by enjoying the sport he cherished.’
Trebek, who has six Daytime Emmy Awards to his identify, had fronted the quiz present since 1984 and had been signed on to host the show till 2022.