Robin Roberts‘ time as Jeopardy! guest host is coming to a close.
So, how did she stack up against the other guest hosts? The majority of social media users have praised her hosting skills. Some even suggested that she remain host to follow the late Alex Trebek.
Roberts responded to the Jeopardy! fan. “I know what you mean,” she replied. “My heart goes out to the wonderful contestants who have to make adjustments with rotating hosts. But plz know the incredible Jeopardy! staff/crew have handled everything with such professionalism and grace.”
Roberts took over guest hosting duties from her Good Morning America co-host George Stephanopoulos, who also earned rave reviews. Other notable guest hosts since Trebek’s passing included: Katie Couric, Aaron Rodgers, Mayim Bialik, Buzzy Cohen, Bill Whitaker, Dr.Oz, Ken Jennings, among others.
On Thursday, July 22, Roberts hosted the show on Trebek’s birthday. She knew just how special that honor was.
“It’s an incredible honor to be the @Jeopardy guest host on such a special day. Thinking of Jeanie and Alex’s beloved family,” she tweeted.
Robin Roberts on Alex Trebek
In an interview with Jeopardy’s YouTube channel, she teared up when questioned what she hopes to bring to the show. Her answer is all about her dear friend.
“I just want to bring a little bit of Alex, just a little bit,” she said of Trebek. “Can’t be him, no one can be him, but I just want to bring a little spirit that he brought each and every time he was here in this studio.”
Roberts shared that her late parents were huge fans of the show. She said that her experience on the show will be “something that I will not forget ever.”
The ‘Jeopardy!’ Host Decision
According to numerous reports, television network executives will choose a permanent Jeopardy! host next month.
“Our goal has been to present a wide variety of guest hosts with different skill sets and backgrounds on our path to finding a permanent host,” EP Mike Richards told TV Line. “Our passionate fans are telling us what they like, and we are listening. All of the guest hosts have brought individualism, energy and an authentic love of our show to each of their episodes.”