In the wake of Alex Trebek’s passing, the game show “Jeopardy!” is in the process of looking for his replacement. Bookmakers are suggesting that President Donald Trump is a long-shot on a list of candidates to take over the gig.
A list of the top 30 possible replacements on Sports Betting includes the commander-in-chief. In addition to Donald Trump, other notable celebrity contenders include Piers Morgan and popular podcaster and UFC commentator Joe Rogan.
Also mentioned in the running is “Good Morning America” host George Stephanopoulos. According to reports, Stephanopoulos has been lobbying for the job.
Other potential new hosts of the show include Hollywood icon Betty White, LA Kings Hockey announcer Alex Faust, and CNN’s Laura Coates. Learn more about the potential hosts here.
However, one contender stands above the rest as the top choice: Ken Jennings. He is the Greatest of All Time “Jeopardy!” winner and is also a consulting producer and brand ambassador for the show, New York Post reports.
‘Jeopardy!’ Pays Tribute to Alex Trebek
Mike Richards, the executive producer of the long-running game show, released a statement thanking Trebek for his decades of work.
“Over the weekend, we lost our beloved host Alex Trebek,” Richards told TMZ . “This is an enormous loss for our staff and crew, for his family and for his millions of fans. He loved this show and everything it stood for. He will forever be an inspiration for his constant desire to learn, his kindness and for his love of his family.”
Trebek was battling Stage 4 pancreatic cancer before his death. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, a nonprofit dedicated to pancreatic cancer research, released a moving statement following Trebek’s passing.
“Alex Trebek, through his bravery and willingness to share his journey about his pancreatic cancer, has been a true ambassador and hero, fighting the disease and blazing a better path for many as a result,” the nonprofit said.
[H/T New York Post]