CULVER CITY, Calif. (TBEN / TBEN) – “Jeopardy!” announced that well-known celebrities will be coming as guest hosts for the popular game show. Old “Jeopardy!” Champion Ken Jennings was the first guest host since the death of television icon Alex Trebek.
Journalist Katie Couric, Green Bay Packs quarterback Aaron Rodgers, “60 Minutes” correspondent Bill Whitaker and “Big Bang Theory” actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik were all announced as guest hosts on Wednesday. Before the airing of their episodes, “Jeopardy!” Executive producer Mike Richards will host the trivia game for two weeks.
“Alex was a legend, revered by all of us,” Richards said in a statement. “I want to thank our guest hosts, who will not only help us all celebrate his great legacy, but also bring their own touch to the show.”
Trebek died on November 9, 2020 at the age of 80 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Rodgers, who appeared in a 2015 episode of “Celebrity Jeopardy,” revealed Tuesday that he will be one of the special guests to fill as host this season as the show searches for a permanent replacement for Trebek.
“One of my idols growing up was Alex Trebek,” Rodgers said on “The Pat McAfee Show.” “They’re doing some hosting spots. It will be released here soon, but I had the opportunity to make one… I am excited about this opportunity.
“Danger!” broadcast weekdays at 7:30 p.m. on WBZ-TV.
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