Get ready for Mehmet Oz’s ‘Jeopardy!’ hosting sting with the Dr. himself as he kicks off his running social media special, ‘Dr. Oz Jeopardy!’.
As Katie Couric’s tenure as guest host comes to an end, it’s time for Dr. Mehmet Oz to step into the role. Fans of the long-running gameshow are curious, to say the least, if Dr. Oz is a solid fit for ‘Jeopardy!’
Thanks to the Dr.’s official Instagram, we’re getting another feel for his hosting mojo. And honestly? Not bad! Not bad at all. His trademark Midwestern-big-city accent is certainly a change from Trebek’s decidedly neutral inflections, but no one will ever fill the late legend’s shoes.
As for Oz himself, “I’ll be hosting ‘Jeopardy!’ for the next two weeks,” the Dr. begins in his post. “So, to make it fun we have a daily dose of Dr. Oz ‘Jeopardy!’ for you. Here’s the first category: Veggies!” Oz points.
And the clue? “Dr. Oz’s favorite vegetable, which can be used for a healthier mashed potato swap!”
And the answer is… “What is a cauliflower?” Oz reveals with a wink. “Hope you got that one!”
Get a feel for the Dr. as host of ‘Jeopardy!’ yourself below, followed by more details on his guest stint:
What is ‘Jeopardy!’ Host Dr. Oz’s Connection to the Show?
Though a fellow television personality like the late Alex Trebek, Dr. Oz’s connection to the legend is actually much more personal. The two shared a close friendship, with Oz often visiting Trebek on the ‘Jeopardy!’ set. In fact, show producer and fellow guest host Mike Richards chose Oz as a guest host in honor of the two friends’ bond.
In his inaugural statement as host, Oz would address this himself while paying tribute to the late, great Alex Trebek.
“It is such an honor to be a guest host,” Oz begins on his first episode. “I was fortunate to become friends with Alex, and visited him and this show as often as I could. One of my favorite memories was of Alex showing me, with immense pride, a room full of letters of support and love for him from you, from his fans.”
“And of all his achievements, he was most proud of his connection with all of you at home,” he continues with a smile.
“I miss you, Alex, and I treasure your desire to always pay it forward.”