Bookmakers across the country are offering bets on who will replace Alex Trebek as the host of the popular game show “Jeopardy.” Reportedly there is a list of 30 people being considered for the job and Donald Trump is on that list.
Reportedly among the other contenders is Piers Morgan and UFC Commissioner Joe Rogan.
“Jeopardy” is a long-running game show with a twist. The answers are given first, and the contestants supply the questions. One would think they would be looking at replacements that can properly pronounce words and may actually know some of the answers because Trump does not fit that description.
The Greatest of All Time “Jeopardy!” winner Ken Jennings is a top choice to replace Trebek. Betters are taking Jennings with even odds and could win $100 for every $10 they bet.
Also, on the list of candidates is “Good Morning America” host George Stephanopoulos. The morning host has been reportedly lobbying for the job.
The list also features LeVar Burton, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak.
Bets being taken for Trump would make the winner some big money if Trump were chosen. They could win $100,000 for every $100 they bet.
Other long-shots on the list include actress Rosie Perez and talk show queen Oprah Winfrey, UFC commentator Joe Rogan, Jon Stewart, and Piers Morgan.
Sports Betting’s Burns predicted that the show would not pick “someone to be another Alex Trebek”
“They’re probably going to take a little while to make sure to pick the right choice,” he said.
Alex Trebek died on November 8, 2020. He hosted “Jeopardy” for 37 seasons from its revival in 1984 until his death in 2020.
Trebek also hosted a number of other game shows, including The Wizard of Odds, Double Dare, High Rollers, Battlestars, Classic Concentration, and To Tell the Truth. Trebek made appearances in several popular television series, in which he usually played himself.