Ken Jennings is taking a hiatus from his “Jeopardy!” internet hosting gig.
After sport present champ Mattea Roach misplaced throughout Remaining Jeopardy on Could 6, ending her 23-game winning streak, Jennings congratulated the Canadian native on her previous victories and in addition revealed that Roach’s final sport was additionally the tip of his internet hosting in the intervening time.
The 47-year-old divulged that Mayim Bialik could be taking up as host, which appeared to upset Twitter customers.
“Congratulations to Mattea Roach on a very iconic @Jeopardy streak. I consider she’s one in every of solely three champs in historical past ever to ‘shoot their age’: 23 years outdated, 23 wins,” Jennings tweeted earlier this week.
“I’m handing the keys again to the proficient actor-producer-writer-director (!) @missmayim for a number of months. We’re fortunate to have her! Thanks for watching, and I’ll be again earlier than the tip of the season,” he added.
Followers expressed their contempt for the “Massive Bang Concept” star’s return, with one writing: “Ken is IT! He is aware of the sport & sport technique, he’s humorous, fast as heck, humble & endearingly self-effacing. The feedback are overwhelmingly in favor of him for everlasting host.”
“NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! NOT MAYIM BIALIK!!! I WANT AARON RODGERS!!!” a person squealed. “ANYBODY BUT MAYIM BIALIK!!! I AM NOT GOING TO WATCH JEOPARDY! AS LONG AS SHE IS HOSTING!!!”
One other added, “No, no, and NO! When are they going to present you everlasting keys Ken? You do a way more skilled job — most worthy of filling Alex’s sneakers!”
“It’s not that I received’t watch as a result of my favourite isn’t internet hosting, I simply don’t benefit from the present when he’s not internet hosting,” one said.
“Miss you, already, and tho Alex was proper when he stated, the present is the star, the Host is an integral a part of the present and provides or diminishes the standard of it. Try to be everlasting host,” tweeted one other fan.
Followers have lengthy advocated for Jennings to turn into the permanent host following iconic emcee Alex Trebek’s demise in November 2020.
Roach, 23, even forged her vote for who should be the next host. “I’d say Ken due to his historical past with the present,” she told Vulture final week. “As a contestant, there’s one thing actually particular about being onstage with the best participant of all time. Somebody who understands in a really visceral means what it’s wish to be in your place.”
“Mayim is implausible, however she doesn’t have that very same expertise,” she stated.