Inexperienced Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he has a brand new gig through the offseason – as a “Jeopardy!” visitor host.
Throughout his weekly look on SiriusXM’s “The Pat McAfee Present,” Rodgers revealed that he has the chance to host the enduring recreation present, which is using a slew of visitor hosts following Alex Trebek’s demise. Rodgers appeared on an episode of “Celeb Jeopardy!” in 2015.
“One in all my idols rising up was Alex Trebek, and with the ability to be on ‘Jeopardy!’ years in the past, regardless that my wardrobe outfit wasn’t the best alternative,” Rodgers stated. “They’re doing a little visitor internet hosting spots, and it’s going to be launched right here fairly quickly, however I’ve the chance to do a type of.”
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A consultant for “Jeopardy!” declined Selection‘s request for remark, including that no bulletins about future visitor hosts have been made.
After making the assertion, Rodger apologized to “Jeopardy!” producers, saying that the choice had solely been finalized in the previous few days.
“I’ll have jumped the gun a bit bit, so I apologize to ‘Jeopardy!’ in the event that they wished to announce it,” Rodgers informed the Associated Press. “I simply received so excited on the present earlier. It sort of simply went down the final couple of days, us figuring it out. It is extremely thrilling. It’s for the offseason. We’ll be much more excited when that chance will get a bit nearer.”
Ken Jennings, the primary “Jeopardy!” visitor host, kicked off his tenure on Jan. 11. Through the starting of the present, Jennings paid tribute to Trebek, emphasizing that nobody can change the present’s longtime host.
“Like all ‘Jeopardy!’ followers, I miss Alex very a lot, and I thank him for every part he did for all of us,” Jennings stated. “Let’s be completely clear: nobody will ever change the nice Alex Trebek. However we will honor him by taking part in the sport he beloved.”