There are few things in the game show world that are more exciting than a “Jeopardy!” contestant riding a hot streak for multiple wins.
Current “Jeopardy!” champion Matt Amodio is red hot at the moment and has now collected five straight wins. He is set to defend his championship and go for his sixth straight victory in tonight’s (Wednesday) new episode. Not only is Amodio on a hot streak, but he is also winning in impressive fashion as he’s been dominant in his five wins. Through his five-game streak, he’s racked up a very impressive $147,800 in overall winnings. The New Haven, Connecticut, native is currently a student working on his doctorate. “Jeopardy!” took to social media on Wednesday to pay tribute to their latest champion.
“Matt Amodio can’t be stopped!” the “Jeopardy!” Instagram post proudly proclaims. “He’s now a five day champ!”
Numerous “Jeopardy!” fans were quick to congratulate the current champion on his winning streak. Many also say he’s one of the best players that “Jeopardy!” has put on screen in a while. Others are already clamoring for the reigning champ to appear in the next edition of the “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champion.
In the brief video interview attached to the social media post, Amodio shares his thoughts on playing the popular quiz show. He is first asked what emotions he feels as he is in the heat of battle against other “Jeopardy!” contestants. His answer is hilarious and also quite revealing at the same time.
“Happiness, stress, happiness, stress, happiness, stress…in that order,” he says of his feelings during the game.
He goes on to say his very first win is the highlight of his streak for him. He says getting that first win took away some of the stress that comes along with playing “Jeopardy!”
“I knew that once you do it once — that is just such a great accomplishment,” he says. “No one can ever take that from you.
Interestingly, Amodio has seen two different guest hosts during his five-game winning streak. His first came last week with then host Robin Roberts overseeing the game. In his last two wins, it has been television personality, LeVar Burton, reading the clues for him to solve.
Numerous social media users and “Jeopardy!” fans say they want to see his streak continue. Fans wish him well as he will go for win number six later today. With a big sense of humor, Amodio also got some words in via social media.
“I know you are tuning in for the one and only LeVar Burton, but I’m going to pretend you are tuning for me,” he writes on his Twitter account.
“Jeopardy!” fans certainly appreciate a sense of humor from their champions.