‘Jeopardy!’ New Host Mayim Bialik Leaves Fans Shocked With Face-Altering Filter in New Clip

by Matthew Memrick

‘Jeopardy!’ new host Mayim Bialik had a little fun with fans, using a face-altering filter in a new clip.

The 45-year-old actress laughed as she used an old age filter. Wrinkles and grey hair filled up the video frame, and shocked fans reacted accordingly. The filter also changed her cheeks, nose, eyebrows, and lips.

“Worst trend to try ever. Ever ever. Ever,” she joked in the caption of the TikTok post. “#oldfacefilter.”

On Wednesday, “Jeopardy!” officials handed Bialik and executive producer Mike Richards co-host duties. Richard gets the nightly syndicated job while Bialik will work as a host for spinoffs and specials like ABC’s “Jeopardy! College Championship.”

‘Jeopardy!’ New Host Bialik Leaves Fans Shocked 

Fans were quick to comment on the “Big Bang Theory” alum’s countenance. 

“I’m sorry, I was like… who is this sad, disappointed lady and what filter let her down?” one fan recalled. “Then…I seen the name. Not you boo… those lines lie!”

Some said she’d be “an adorable grandma” one day while another referenced her childhood TV role and said, “Blossom Bloomed.”

Others sympathized with her over the dramatic transformation.

One shared: “I look exactly the same! dang I’m old.”

‘Jeopardy!’ New Host Bialik Leaves Fans Shocked 

Yahoo! News reported that Bialik apologized to fans who didn’t like her as a co-host choice. Fans were already bothered by executive producer Richards assuming the role. Many wanted former PBS “Reading Rainbow” host LeVar Burton.

The “Call Me Kat” star was roasted a little over her past comments and mini-controversies over Ariana Grande, vaccines, and modest dressing.

According to The Wrap, Bialik’s publicist had to put out a statement to say she was not an “anti-vaxxer.” 

One Canadian fan took to Twitter to say “LeVar Burton exists, but nope they did this “search” for publicity” and “She’s a proponent of the most unscientific things, her degree is just a piece of paper.” 

While Richards hasn’t directly addressed any of the criticism, Bialik did. Notably, she had a doctor of philosophy degree in neuroscience from UCLA in 2007.

In one video, she thanked fans for their kind words and responded to those who weren’t so kind. 

“And if you don’t like me as the new host of Jeopardy!,” the star began, “I’m sorry. I love LeVar Burton,” who she worked with on Big Bang Theory.

She went on to say she had great respect for all those who guest-hosted and also pointed out that she thought “it’s amazing that it’s a woman hosting “Jeopardy!” for the first time. “It’s really exciting. It’s a very big deal.”

In another video, she thanked fans again and revealed in a conversation with Richards that she figured he would be the syndicated host all along.  

Richards’s new job started this month with shows airing on Sept. 13. Bialik’s “Jeopardy! National College Championship” will air in primetime in 2022.