“Jeopardy!” has seen quite an exciting season this year, and it’s only about to get more thrilling this week. While game show fans continue to mourn the death of iconic “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek a year after his passing, show champion Ken Jennings is set to host the next couple of rounds this week. While fans have expressed their excitement at Jennings’ return, the upcoming host himself recently shared a message regarding his upcoming feature on Twitter. Check it out.
I’m tagging in from @missmayim and hosting some @Jeopardy again starting this week. Always an honor and a real joy to be back where it all started. (Also, it’s been a minute so I hope I’m not too rusty out there.)— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) November 8, 2021
After so many successful episodes with actress Mayim Bialik hosting, Jennings shared he will be “tagging in” to host upcoming rounds. As such he stated, “Always an honor and a real joy to be back where it all started.”
However, always one for subtle humor, he shared, “I hope I’m not too rusty out there.”
Always loyal to the historic “Jeopardy!” champion and Alex Trebek’s friend, fans assured the host of their excitement to see his return.
“Good luck[,] make Alex proud👏,” wrote one follower. Another said, “Alex wanted YOU to be the host and so do we! Welcome back, Ken!”
Meanwhile, still others simply wrote, “FINALLY,” and at the same time, more “Jeopardy!” fans expressed their hopes that Jennings and Bialik remain on as the game show’s permanent hosts.
Former ‘Jeopardy!’ Guest Host Slammed After Vaccine Status
While Ken Jennings receives, quite literally, all the love prior to his appearances on “Jeopardy!” this week, one former guest host is getting slammed by game show fans following announcements regarding his vaccine status.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers previously received flack for his performance during last year’s audition as guest host on the long-running game show. However, the latest uproar actually has nothing to do with the football player’s hosting abilities.
Recently, Rodgers was positively diagnosed with COVID-19 and forced to quarantine, banned from playing this weekend’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs. However, the controversy comes as Rodgers previously informed the public he had been “immunized” against the virus.
Hence, “Jeopardy!” fans were outraged by the football player’s situation, voicing that they think he could have potentially put earlier “Jeopardy!” contestants, as well as others, at risk.
And as to their critiques on social media, fans of the game show did not hold back.
One game show fan quipped that while Rodgers wanted to host, he had zero chance of getting questions right in the biology category. Meanwhile, another shared quite a burning criticism in the form of an ironic joke.
“JEOPARDY CONTESTANT: ill take vaccines for $2000, Aaron RODGERS: I won’t.”
So much for Rodgers’ hosting opportunities.