‘Jeopardy!’ Announces Mayim Bialik & ’60 Minutes’ Bill Whitaker Will Also Guest Host Trivia Show
Mayim Bialik and 60 Minutes‘ Bill Whitaker are the latest celebrities to be announced as guest hosts for Jeopardy! in the coming weeks.
Following the passing of Alex Trebek in November 2020, the trivia game show has announced several guest hosts to lead the show as they search for a permanent replacement.
Mayim and Bill join the previously announced Aaron Rodgers, Katie Couric and current guest host, Ken Jennings.
Jeopardy! also revealed that as part of their hosting appearance, the show will make a donation to a charity of the hosts’ choice and it will be equal to the contestants’ cumulative winnings during the weeks they serve as host.
“Alex was a legend, revered by all of us,” Jeopardy! executive producer Mike Richards said in a statement. “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.”
He also told Entertainment Weekly that the guest hosts have chosen people who are “credible giving the clues, people that can actually give the clues accurately, that are going to be able to rule right or wrong on the responses, and that Jeopardy! fans will enjoy in that role, but that will not try to make themselves the star.”
Jeopardy! airs weeknights. Check your local listings for air times.
Aaron spilled the news of him hosting the program earlier this week.
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