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Top-rated Jeopardy! guest host revealed after Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric & more try to fill late Alex Trebek’s shoes

The US Sun
The US Sun

THE top-rated Jeopardy! guest host was revealed after Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric, and more tried to fill the late Alex Trebek's shoes.

Since the iconic game show host's passing, producers have invited a carousel of celebrities and public figures to guest host a block of episodes on the broadcast, narrowing down the top picks.
A slew of celebrity guests tried their hand at guest hosting Jeopardy! after Alex Trebek's passing Credit: @jeopardy
The average rankings were revealed telling which guest hosts were the top picks Credit: Twitter/Jeopardy

Famous faces such as Savannah Guthrie, Sanjay Gupta, and Mayim Bialik had their turn at the cue cards during the program's 37th season, but according to TheWrap, they weren't fans' favorite.

The publication ranked all the Jeopardy! guest hosts by their average rating revealing who won over viewer's hearts.

By ranking the hosts on a scale from 1 to 10, former contestant Ken Jennings came out on top with a 6.0 average ranking.

Ken was the highest-earning celebrity game show contestant of all time, holding the record for the longest winning streak on Jeopardy! with 74 consecutive wins.

The author was the first guest host of the season from January 11, 2021 tp February 19, 2021.


Not everyone enjoyed the 46-year-old's hosting when he made his debut as viewers took to Twitter to slam the "terrible host."

One person wrote: "Wow, Ken Jennings is a terrible host," while another called him "awful."

A third viewer chimed in: "Is it really as bad as it seems or am I just angry abt life rn?? Bc im giving a huuuugeeee NOOOOOOOOO to Ken Jennings."

The criticisms continued as a following person wrote: "It's really weird seeing Ken Jennings host Jeopardy. Not sure I'll ever get used to not having Trebek around."

Another fan added: "I'm watching #Jeopardy with my dad and I think I actually hate Ken jennings's voice."

Others criticized Ken for "reading the clues too fast."

Ken's debut as host came just days after Alex's last episode aired on January 8.

Alex hosted Jeopardy! for 36 years before passing away from pancreatic cancer at the age of 80 on November 8.
Ken Jennings took the top spot with a 6.0 average ranking Credit: AP
Alex hosted the long-running game show for 36 years before his passing in November 2020 Credit: Getty
Alex told fans 'I'll see you next week' in his last episode that aired on January 8 Credit: NBC

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There is only ONE

Yes…Alex….I’ll take…..TV Game Shows for 200…….What favorite show was canceled after a number of hipster doofuses tried to become the master of ceremonies to replace a truly great host that can NEVER be replaced….?


Ken is probably the best given his association with Trebek. The show will continue for awhile but inevitably it will will get cancelled.

William Brooks

The only one with a real association to Alex is Ken. He was great filling in for Alex, he is the One


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