Just as the first season without beloved host Alex Trebek wraps up, the team at Jeopardy! had finally come to a decision of who will officially be setting the stage as the next host of the iconic game show.
The show announced that executive producer Mike Richards will be taking on Alex’s position at the podium, and fan favourite celebrity guest host Mayim Bialik will also be taking part in hosting the show’s spinoff series which including the tournament segments.
As fans of the show have been watching this last year and have been warming up to new hosts every two weeks, it was quite clear who they thought could potentially be the next new host, and who they didn’t hold back on when it came to not being the next host.
The season opened up, it was obvious that Ken Jennings became one of the most fan favourites, being the G.O.A.T and a lifelong friend of Alex’s, but as the season went on hosts like Aaron Rodgers, Katie Couric, Mayim Bialik, and of course Buzzy Cohen.
With much shock, Mike Richards in fact became the second guest host of this season, and although he did not do a terrible job, it still comes as a shock that as a producer why should he permanently become the host of the show?
Personalities like Aaron Rodgers and Mayim Bialik truly deserve to stand at Alex’s podium, they play the game, love the game, and have hosted with such enthusiasm and love for the fans and the contestants.
With a bit of luck, it just so happens that Alex may have been on our side, and with a little luck and some very angry Jeopardy! fans, news about Mike Richards surfaced that ended his chances as host.
Just days after announcing his new hosting position, it was reported that Mike Richards had been on a podcast a few years prior, when he was a producer on ‘The Price is Right’ during those podcasts he made many controversial comments, including remarks about women, Jewish heritage and much more.
With the comments surfacing and much more being revealed, Mike Richards announced that he will be stepping down as the new Jeopardy! host. So far, all we know is that he is staying on as an executive producer and it is possible that he has recorded some of the new season’s episodes.
With a call like this, we hope that the team at Jeopardy! makes the right move and hires a host that truly deserves to stand in Alex’s place.
Article published by HOLR Magazine