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Alex Trebek has died

The host of Jeopardy! was 80.

DE
deryn Central Reporting Scotland
answer: he was the greatest gameshow host of all time

Who was Alex Trebek
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
rob posted:
Yes, it was. Used to love the 9.25am gameshows on ITV when I was growing up. There was one with a massive keyboard too but the name escapes me.


All Clued Up.


Lost in the depths of the TVS archive.


Various other websites seem to suggest TVS didn't only have input into this, Action Time and a now defunct other production company too? "TVS in association with Lorimar-Telepictures and Action Time". Well Lorimar doesn't seem to have lasted very long on its own, the result of a previous merger and then a takeover by Warner (although they made the original format in the US, The $1,000,000 Chance of A Lifetime" that All Clued Up was based on) and Action Time got eaten by Carlton. But again, its another example of a format that bombed in the US and was (just) more successful abroad in other markets.

19 days later

JO
Johnr




More guest hosts

Dr. Mehmet Oz
Anderson Cooper
Savannah Guthrie
Dr. Sanjay Gupta

...Dr Oz has gone down like a lead balloon in the comments, the majority seem to favour just giving Ken the permanent gig
WH
what West Country (East) Points West
They absolutely should.
AJ
AJB39
Johnr posted:




More guest hosts

Dr. Mehmet Oz
Anderson Cooper
Savannah Guthrie
Dr. Sanjay Gupta

...Dr Oz has gone down like a lead balloon in the comments, the majority seem to favour just giving Ken the permanent gig

Seems like they are conducting auditions before deciding who gets the gig permanently.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
I don't know the doctors but surely Anderson and Savannah's regular roles make them non-starters to take the job permanently.
Here's to the next 20 ye.....

Oh!
BA
bilky asko Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
I don't know the doctors but surely Anderson and Savannah's regular roles make them non-starters to take the job permanently.


Dr Mehmet Oz is a TV doctor of ill-repute who promotes pseudoscience and "alternative medicine". Dr Sanjay Gupta is the CNN doctor who's appeared a lot during the pandemic.

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JO
Jonwo
I reckons it’ll go to Ken in the long run.

11 days later

BK
bkman1990 UTV Newsline
More sad news coming in for the team at Jeopardy recently. Alex Trebek's final Jeopardy Champion Brayden Smith, who won over $115k on the show just days before Alex's passing, has recently lost his own battle with pancreatic cancer at 24 years old.

https://nypost.com/2021/02/12/alex-trebeks-last-jeopardy-champ-brayden-smith-dead-at-24/

May he RIP. Sad
RO
rob Founding member Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
More sad news coming in for the team at Jeopardy recently. Alex Trebek's final Jeopardy Champion Brayden Smith, who won over $115k on the show just days before Alex's passing, has recently lost his own battle with pancreatic cancer at 24 years old.

https://nypost.com/2021/02/12/alex-trebeks-last-jeopardy-champ-brayden-smith-dead-at-24/

May he RIP. Sad


Brayden was not Alex Trebek's final champion. He was the last 5 time champion of the Trebek era.
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More sad news coming in for the team at Jeopardy recently. Alex Trebek's final Jeopardy Champion Brayden Smith, who won over $115k on the show just days before Alex's passing, has recently lost his own battle with pancreatic cancer at 24 years old.

https://nypost.com/2021/02/12/alex-trebeks-last-jeopardy-champ-brayden-smith-dead-at-24/

May he RIP. Sad


He didn’t have cancer, he died unexpectedly. The article is saying that he was one of the last champions under Alex, and that Alex has lost his battle with Pancreatic Cancer.
Really enjoyed my time on this forum. Thanks for all the memories. 2019-2021

11 days later

JO
Johnr
Interesting twist in the guest host setup - seems as if due to current Covid restrictions some have been delayed in starting their guest hosting (or cancelled) and Ken Jennings was otherwise engaged so the executive producer has stepped in for a few weeks instead! (And has gone down quite well with the viewers too it seems)

From a presentation point of view "Please welcome the executive producer of Jeopardy Mike Richards!" was quite a unique introduction!

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