‘Jeopardy!’ Legend Ken Jennings Says He ‘Hates to Be Grammar Scold’ in New Tweet Referencing Royal Family

by Emily Morgan

When Meghan Markle sat down for an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey to discuss her experience with the Royal family, it was nothing less than tense. Luckily, “Jeopardy!” legend Ken Jennings offered up some much-needed levity on the subject.

On Tuesday, Ken Jennings cracked up fans when he commented on Markle’s former title: Duchess of Sussex. He wrote, “Hate to be a grammar scold but instead of “Sussexes” maybe it should be “Sussices”? 

The tweet comes after he finished his six-week stint as interim host after Alex Trebek passed away in November from his battle with pancreatic cancer. Even though the network has yet to name a permanent host, many social media users are calling for Jennings to take his spot behind the iconic podium full-time. 

‘Jeopardy!’ Alum Ken Jennings Up For First Grammy

In addition to being a fan favorite, the critics have also taken note of Ken Jennings. This Sunday, he’s up for his first Grammy nomination for “Best Spoken Word Album.” Jennings nabbed the nomination for this work narrating Alex Trebek’s memoir Alex Trebek: The Answer Is…Reflections on My Life.

However, it looks like the “Jeopardy!” GOAT is up against some stiff competition. He’ll be going against Meryl Streep’s work on Charlotte’s Web, Ronan Farrow’s Catch and Kill, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Flea’s memoir, Acid for the Children, and Rachel Maddow’s Blowout.

“I don’t think I’m such a draw compared to Meryl Streep or Ronan Farrow for the book that took down Harvey Weinstein,” Jennings said with a laugh. “This is not going to happen for me.”

Even if Jennings’ loses, he won’t walk away empty-handed: he’ll have his nominee’s medallion. 

“It’s a medallion kind of thing with a picture of the Grammy,” Jennings said. “So I don’t think I’m going to win a Grammy, but I will always have a weird medal with a picture of the Grammy. So, thanks to Alex.”

Sadly, even if Trebek pulls off a win, Trebek won’t receive a posthumous Grammy Award. Trebek’s publishing company the late host’s name as part of the nominating process but was left off. Trebek endured a lengthy battle with cancer and didn’t read at least 50 percent of the book required to get nominated.