Ken Jennings To Host New 'Jeopardy!' Shows

Carla Harmon
November 26, 2020

The 74-time champion of "Jeopardy!". Following the demise of long-lasting host Alex Trebek before this month, Jeopardy! announced on Monday that the show would continue creation with a pivoting record of visitor has.

'Nope, ' she tweeted along with the story.

When asked why Yvette disliked the selection, she replied, 'Peep his old tweets and get back at me'.

Producers announced Monday that Mr. Jennings, who won 74 games in a row and claimed the show's "Greatest of All Time" title in a competition past year, will host episodes that will air in January. The show will resume with Ken Jennings, a former contestant who was deemed the "Greatest of All Time" in January, as the first to guest host following Trebek's death.


Humbled and thankful for the opportunity, Jennings tweeted, "There will only ever be one Alex Trebek, but I'm honored".

Now that the tweet has resurfaced, Jennings is facing the wrath of angry Twitter users hurt and angered over his original post.

In 2018, Ken apologized for the tweet.

"I never did a public flogging thing for this but I did apologize personally to angry/hurt people who reached out personally.it was a joke so inept that it meant something very different in my head & I regret the ableist plain reading of it!"


But the wheelchair tweet was not the only time Ken offended people.

A long-term replacement host for Mr. Trebek, who died of pancreatic cancer on November 8, will be named later.

In August 2019, he also made a sarcastic remark about Canadians who flocked Seattle to watch a baseball game.

Ken has not responded to the renewed backlash while reps at Sony Pictures Entertainment have not commented on the controversy caused by the author's past insensitive tweets.


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