CULVER CITY, Calif. (ProOmani) — One other celeb will take over as visitor host on “Jeopardy!” beginning Monday – and this time it’s Aaron Rogers, Tremendous Bowl-winning quarterback for the Inexperienced Bay Packers.
Rodgers follows Dr. Mehmet Oz, Katie Couric, govt producer Mike Richards and former champion Ken Jennings as interim hosts who’ve crammed in since recreation present icon Alex Trebek died.
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“The voice of Alex was a type of voices of my youth,” stated Rodgers, who is perhaps the largest “Jeopardy!” fan the NFL has ever seen. “Ninety % of my TiVo is wrapped up in ‘Jeopardy!’ episodes.”
Rodgers gained “Jeopardy!” as a contestant on a celeb version of the present again in 2015.
“I bear in mind pondering this might be like a dream job,” he stated. “I really like trivia a lot.”
Whereas he will not be an skilled TV host like his predecessors, Rodgers stated he wished to deliver “respect” in his strategy to internet hosting.
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“Alex did it with such grace and humility,” Rodgers stated. “I simply wished to deliver the identical sort of strategy to allow you to individuals know I used to be centered, I cared about it and I beloved the sport. I wished to do him justice.”
Rodgers will host from April 5 to April 16. He’ll be adopted by CNN anchor/”60 Minutes” correspondent Anderson Cooper from April 19 to April 30.
Others slated to host sooner or later sooner or later embody “60 Minutes” correspondent Invoice Whitaker, actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik, NBC Information anchor Savannah Guthrie and Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
A donation will probably be made to a charity of every visitor host’s selection, equal to the cumulative winnings of the contestants that compete whereas they’re internet hosting. Rodgers’ charity is The North Valley Neighborhood Basis.
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“Jeopardy!” airs weeknights at 7:30 p.m. on WBZ-TV.