Ken Jennings is taking a hiatus from his “Jeopardy!” web internet hosting gig.
After recreation current champ Mattea Roach misplaced all through Closing Jeopardy on Might 6, ending her 23-game profitable streak, Jennings congratulated the Canadian native on her earlier victories and as well as revealed that Roach’s last recreation was moreover the highest of his web internet hosting for the time being.
The 47-year-old divulged that Mayim Bialik might be taking over as host, which appeared to upset Twitter prospects.
“Congratulations to Mattea Roach on a extremely iconic @Jeopardy streak. I think about she’s one in every of solely three champs in historic previous ever to ‘shoot their age’: 23 years outdated, 23 wins,” Jennings tweeted earlier this week.
“I’m handing the keys once more to the proficient actor-producer-writer-director (!) @missmayim for only a few months. We’re lucky to have her! Thanks for watching, and I’ll be once more sooner than the highest of the season,” he added.
Followers expressed their contempt for the “Enormous Bang Idea” star’s return, with one writing: “Ken is IT! He’s conscious of the game & recreation method, he’s humorous, quick as heck, humble & endearingly self-effacing. The suggestions are overwhelmingly in favor of him for eternal host.”
“NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! NOT MAYIM BIALIK!!! I WANT AARON RODGERS!!!” an individual squealed. “ANYBODY BUT MAYIM BIALIK!!! I AM NOT GOING TO WATCH JEOPARDY! AS LONG AS SHE IS HOSTING!!!”
One different added, “No, no, and NO! When are they going to give you eternal keys Ken? You do a far more expert job — most worthy of filling Alex’s sneakers!”
“It’s not that I gained’t watch on account of my favorite isn’t web internet hosting, I merely don’t profit from the current when he’s not web internet hosting,” one mentioned.
“Miss you, already, and tho Alex was correct when he said, the current is the star, the Host is an integral part of the current and offers or diminishes the usual of it. You should be eternal host,” tweeted one different fan.
Followers have prolonged advocated for Jennings to grow to be the everlasting host following iconic emcee Alex Trebek’s dying in November 2020.
Roach, 23, even strong her vote for who ought to be the subsequent host. “I’d say Ken attributable to his historic previous with the current,” she instructed Vulture last week. “As a contestant, there’s one factor truly explicit about being onstage with one of the best participant of all time. Someone who understands in a extremely visceral technique what it’s want to be in your home.”
“Mayim is unbelievable, nevertheless she doesn’t have that exact same experience,” she said.