As the most successful game show contestant of all time, Jeopardy! Ken Jennings has a very recognizable face.
Jennings put his recognizable face to good use recently, photobombing fellow “mastermind” Muffy Marracco. Jennings put the photobombing pic on his social media page for the world to see and to promote his show.
“Just as there are two Master Minds pictured when I photobomb Muffy Marracco, there will be two new Master Minds airing tomorrow at 4 and 4:30 p.m. ET on the Game Show Network,” the tweet says.
The Tuesday afternoon tweet took in nearly 100 “likes” and double-digit “retweets” for Ken Jennings. “Master Minds” began airing last year over the summer and became an instant hit among game show fans. It was initially titled “Best Ever Trivia Show” but later the name underwent a change and is now known as “Master Minds.” The latest season of the trivia game show began airing in December of last year.
In the show, contestants square off against the “Master Minds” in an effort to win prizes. The pool of Master Minds includes Jennings and Marracco along with several other intellectual types. The Master Mind team also includes Raj Dhuwalia, Arianna Haut, Ryan Chaffee, Susannah Brooks, David Schuchinski, and Jonathan Corbblah.
Ken Jennings Completes Jeopardy! Hosting Duties
Ken Jennings has been a busy man as of late on the game show circuit. He is the highest-earning game show contestant of all time and holds the record for consecutive Jeopardy! wins with 74 straight. He would later appear in several Jeopardy! tournaments and was crowned the G.O.A.T. or “Greatest of All Time” of all contestants in 2020. All together, Jennings earnings from Jeopardy! exceed $4.5 million.
His popularity and notoriety as a contestant on the show earned him a shot at guest hosting. Jeopardy! lost long-time host Alex Trebek to pancreatic cancer in November of last year. Since his passing, the show has relied on celebrity guest hosts to continue the show.
Jennings took his turn as a guest host earlier this year and will likely be a candidate to eventually fill the full-time role. Journalist Katie Couric is currently hosting the show and will continue in the role for two weeks.