Sheldon is gonna be so jealous!
Big Bang Theory alum Mayim Bialik (at present starring in Fox’s Call Me Kat) will function one in every of Jeopardy!‘s rotating visitor hosts, EP Mike Richards introduced on Wednesday. 60 Minutes‘ Bill Whitaker has additionally joined the interim visitor host roster that to date contains former Today co-anchor Katie Couric, NFL star Aaron Rodgers and the present short-term emcee, Ken Jennings.
Per a Jeopardy! rep, as a part of every visitor host’s look, a donation will likely be made to a charity of their alternative. The quantity donated will equal the cumulative winnings of the contestants that compete through the weeks they function visitor host.
“Alex was a legend, revered by all of us,” stated Richards in an announcement. “I wish to thank our visitor hosts, who won’t solely assist all of us have a good time his nice legacy, but in addition convey their very own contact to the show.”
Jennings was the primary visitor host to step in for the late Alex Trebek, whose ultimate episode aired on Jan. 8. In his debut on Monday, the GOAT Jeopardy! contestant fought again tears whereas discussing Trebek’s legacy.”Like all Jeopardy! followers, I miss Alex very a lot,” he advised viewers on the high of the show. “And I thank him for every little thing he did for all of us. Let’s be completely clear: No one will ever substitute the good Alex Trebek. But we will honor him by taking part in the sport he cherished.” (Watch video of Jennings’ message right here.)
A everlasting host is anticipated to be named later this 12 months.