When you think Jeopardy!, you think Alex Trebek. For more than 30 years, Trebek has been the
face of the classic game show, appearing on our television screens every weeknight to
test contestants’ knowledge. However, his time on the iconic show might
soon be coming to an end. In March 2019, the game show host revealed
that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in a YouTube video titled, “A Message
From Alex Trebek.” At the time, Trebek told fans that he wasn’t
letting the diagnosis get the best of him, and that he didn’t plan on stepping away from
Jeopardy!. “Now normally the prognosis for this is not
very encouraging, but I’m going to fight this and I’m going to keep working.” In October 2019, Trebek opened up about how
chemotherapy had started to affect his ability to do his job, telling CTV, “There are weaknesses I feel in my body but
I can always suck it up when it comes to tape the show.” But Trebek went on to say that his showtime
fortitude won’t last long. “I will keep doing it as long as my skills
do not diminish, and they have started to diminish.” Trebek has acknowledged that he might not
be able to host Jeopardy! the way he wants to much longer. So who does Alex Trebek want to host Jeopardy!
next? With almost 8,000 episodes and 35 years under
his belt, Alex Trebek has become an invaluable part of Jeopardy! history. Whoever takes his place, hopefully sometime
very far down the road, will have some pretty big shoes to fill. In an interview with Vulture, Trebek said
that whenever people ask who he thinks should replace him he replies, quote, “The decision
will be out of my hands.” However, whether that’s true or not, it hasn’t
stopped him from brainstorming some possible replacements. In 2018, the host gave TMZ the names of two
people he thought would be great for the gig. The first? LA Kings’ hockey announcer, Alex Faust an
unsurprising choice if you remember Trebek’s hockey-loving, Canadian roots. And for his part, the 28-year-old already
has experience stepping into an iconic role since he took over the announcer job from
Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Miller. “Good lookin’ out, I’ll see y’all on Sportscenter
tonight.” “You got it, man. Snoop Dogg in the house.” Trebek also said that he thought CNN legal
analyst Laura Coates would be a good fit to stand behind the podium as well. In addition to appearing on CNN, Coates also
hosts a Sirius XM show. “How do you know? ‘Cuz you have the Constitution, under Article
II, that says they can do so …” While Alex Trebek has been hosting the hit
trivia show since 1984, Jeopardy! originally debuted 20 years earlier in 1964. Although it seems like Trebek has been hosting
the show forever, he was otherwise engaged during the early years of the game show. When Jeopardy! initially aired, Art Fleming
was the one in the host seat. He quizzed contestants for more than a decade,
posing his final Jeopardy! question in 1975. All that to say, the show was around for quite
some time before Trebek landed the gig, and he believes it should continue long after
he decides to step away, whenever that may be. Even after all these years, Trebek hasn’t
let the gig go to his head. He’s a team player who just wants to see the
show succeed with or without him. Trebek told Vulture, “You have to set your ego aside. The stars of the show are the contestants
and the game itself. That’s why I’ve always insisted that I be
introduced as the host and not the star.” Trebek added that he always pushes the contestants
to put their best foot forward because, quote, “if they do well, the show does well.” Only time will tell if Alex Faust and Laura
Coates will be considered for the job or if it will be somebody else completely, but when
the time comes for his replacement to take over and Trebek to say his goodbyes, he already
knows what he’s going to say: “Hey, folks, thank you. Been a good run and all good things must come
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Who Does Alex Trebek Want To Host Jeopardy! Next

43 thoughts on “Who Does Alex Trebek Want To Host Jeopardy! Next

  • November 19, 2019 at 12:01 pm
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    Have a great day everyone 😁

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  • November 19, 2019 at 12:04 pm
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    Wow….I love jeopardy…..

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  • November 19, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    Oh hell no! Can’t nobody fill Alex’ shoes! Let it go! Alex is a legend. It would be a dream come true if he was a guest on my show! πŸ”₯

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  • November 19, 2019 at 12:12 pm
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    Would Alex himself be able to play Jeopardy better than Jenkins or Watson? Somehow I think he would. Has anyone ever seen him try to play against any others?

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  • November 19, 2019 at 12:14 pm
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    What made Alex perfect for jeopardy, is that he always looked like he knew all the answers. He just looks like a very smart and educated person. A new host has to be a university graduate and a very intellectuel person. Maybe someone who was a child prodigy or something of that nature.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 12:28 pm
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    awww.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 12:34 pm
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    I hate this question 😭πŸ˜ͺ…….

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  • November 19, 2019 at 12:34 pm
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    Take this down please………

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  • November 19, 2019 at 12:51 pm
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    tbh James should be the host lol

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  • November 19, 2019 at 1:14 pm
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    I applaud Alex s COURAGE!!!!

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  • November 19, 2019 at 1:37 pm
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    I want Samuel L. Jackson to host Jeopardy.

    "What is-"
    "Say what again, motherf*****, I dare you!"

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  • November 19, 2019 at 1:41 pm
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    Nobody can replace him just cancel the show…Price is Right isn't even the same without Bob Barker.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 1:44 pm
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    James Holzhauer

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  • November 19, 2019 at 1:45 pm
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    I think they should offer it to Ken Jennings. So this time the host not only sounds like he knows it all, he actually does. πŸ‘

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  • November 19, 2019 at 1:46 pm
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    Who else had (and still has) a crush on alec trebec? Such a handsome and humble man.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 1:46 pm
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    Will Farrell please!

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  • November 19, 2019 at 1:56 pm
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    Snoop Dogg.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 1:59 pm
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    I grew up watching Alex Trebek on the morning game shows The Wizard Of Odds and High Rollers.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 2:05 pm
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    Thats what this new tourney of champions is all about. Like Willie Wonka.

    β€œI cant go on forever Ken and I dont want to. This is all yours now”

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  • November 19, 2019 at 2:11 pm
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    Will Ferrell

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  • November 19, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    😒

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  • November 19, 2019 at 2:26 pm
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    Dr J Augustus Brooks watch the G20 bemer video. This guy is awesome

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  • November 19, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    Mo Rocca or Brian Cranston 😊!!!

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  • November 19, 2019 at 2:39 pm
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    I'm praying for him and his family, cancer isn't a joke.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    Brooke Burns!

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  • November 19, 2019 at 2:50 pm
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    PLEASE GOD. Take me instead!!!!!! I literally hate EVERYTHING but jeopardy.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 3:16 pm
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    Alex is my dad. Not biological though. He’s my gameshow host dad. I love you daddy

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  • November 19, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    While it will be sad to see Alex Trebek eventually step down, if the Jeopardy producers hold open auditions for a new host, I'm there!

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  • November 19, 2019 at 3:27 pm
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    Jeopardy! would not be the same with out Alex Trebek. Unfortunately, he may have to step down sooner then he would like. He says will continue to host as long as his health allows him to. The odds are not in his favor as Pancreatic Cancer has a low survivor rate.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 3:31 pm
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    I think David Muir would be good, an intellectual, needs more humor. Really no replacement nor should there be. it would have to be all new.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 3:36 pm
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    No Ken Jennings or Brad Rutter? I feel they would be great since they have plenty of experience

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  • November 19, 2019 at 3:56 pm
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    I think Ken Jennings would do an excellent job.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 3:57 pm
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    I would suggest either Rossie O'Donnell or Kathy Griffin.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 3:58 pm
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    THIS is Bob Barker version 2.0

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  • November 19, 2019 at 4:01 pm
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    Alex Faust PLEASE!!!! TERRIBLE HOCKEY ANNOUNCER, HE'S TRYING TO REPLACE BOB MILLER, NOMONE CAN, SAME WITH TREBEK. Just think (as a Kings fan), they could get someone WAY better!!!!

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  • November 19, 2019 at 4:35 pm
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    I wish him the BEST. His family will never get over this. I will NEVER get over a horrible death this will be. LOVE TO HIM AND HIS FAMILY πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

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  • November 19, 2019 at 4:59 pm
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    Jeopardy will end up like the tonite show after Johnny Carson. Never as good as it was with him.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 5:27 pm
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    I’ve always insisted that I be introduced as the host and not the star,

    Respect

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  • November 19, 2019 at 5:46 pm
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    We'd like to wish our best to one of the most iconic and timeless TV hosts of all time, Alex Trebek.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 5:58 pm
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    Ken Jennings

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  • November 19, 2019 at 6:08 pm
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    Doesn't Alex have another 2 1/2 years left on his contract? Is he thinking about quiting?

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  • November 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm
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    I like Alex for the simple reason he comes across as humble and kind he doesn't come off as arrogant or cocky he just smart and caring

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  • November 19, 2019 at 7:14 pm
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    You are met to host game shows, you have so much talent to host game shows. Seriously nobody could ever take your place. We still love any always love you.

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