For the first time in over 8,000 episodes, someone else is Alex Trebek Hosts “Jeopardy!” So the new man was keen to pay homage to the late television legend.
Ken Jennings He started his mission as temporary host of the popular game show by honoring the man who made him famous … saying that Alex was pretty much perfect in what he had done for over 36 years.
Jennings cited Trebeek’s intelligence, charm and agility as reasons to never replace him … but told the audience that the best way to honor him was “by playing the game I love.”
Jennings will be hosting all throughout January to help with the show while looking for a permanent replacement. Kane is clearly known as “The Greatest Danger!” A contestant all the time, but when it comes to the hosting cutoff … he previously explained, “There will only be one Alex Trebek ever.”
“Danger!” He gave his final regards to the beloved host last week with a 90-second video thanking him for 37 seasons of service, since he started partying in 1984. The notable montage was shown during the broadcast of Trebek’s final episode.
In Trebek’s heartbreaking final signature, he thanked the viewers for watching and said he would see them again next week. Sadly, Alex passed away 10 days later without filming another episode.
Trebek died in November at the age of 80 after a long battle with Stage IV pancreatic cancer.