Salt Lake City – who is Ken Jennings?
It marks the beginning of a new era for one of the longest running TV game shows in the country.
Jennings, BYU graduate who rose to fame for the first time on “Jeopardy!” During 74 consecutive wins from 2004 to 2005, the show will be guest-hosted starting Monday as the popular game show continues to search for a permanent host following the death of beloved host Alex Trebek in November 2020.
“Danger!” It first aired in 1964, but the version that most TV viewers know began in 1984 with Trebeek as its host. It was in the middle of its 37th season when Trebeek died of cancer at the age of 80. His last show was recorded right before his death and aired on Friday.
It was announced shortly after Trebek’s death Jennings will act as a temporary host Until a permanent replacement is found. on Monday, The TV show posted a short video With Jennings giving his thoughts on hosting the show. In it, he described hosting the program as “unimaginable” and added that he “still doesn’t believe it.”
However, Jennings realizes that it will be a difficult transition from what fans of the show are used to.
“Frankly, I am with the audience. I don’t want to be here. I want to see Alex here. I know exactly how they feel when they see everyone else behind this stage.” “But there are tens of millions of people who love this show. We love this show. Alex loved the show. I’m just happy to fill it and help it.”
Kane has come a long way since his contestant days. Here are Kane’s thoughts behind the stage as the first in a series of guest hosts. pic.twitter.com/0HaxSv8mmW
– Danger! (@Danger) January 11, 2021
Jennings added that the transition from contestant to host provided a different perspective on the job that Trebek had been at the helm of the show for nearly four decades. He said he quickly learned that his predecessor did more than just continue the game and master all the clues on the show.
He said, “I thought I understood everything, and then when I had to do it, I realized that he was doing 10 things that I wasn’t aware of for everything that I saw.” “It’s a very demanding job and it’s been the best.”
Jennings still holds two of Display records: Most consecutive victories (42 over any other contestant in history) and most of the money earned from victories are from regular appearances ($ 2.52 million). Jennings won more than $ 4.3 million from all of his appearances on the show, including after his 74th winning streak ended. This is the second most successful show in the show’s history.
We’ve collaborated with other “Jeopardy”! Stars James Holzhauer and Brad Ratter to co-host a new show called “The Stalking,” which premiered on ABC last week.
Still, he chose to host the “Jeopardy!” Was met with controversy. Late last month, Jennings apologized for the insensitive tweets he sent on Twitter over the years.
“I definitely tweeted some things that are not sensitive and insensitive.” chirp. “Sometimes they acted as jokes in my head and I was horrified to see how they read on screen.”