Roommates, It’s been nearly six months since the iconic “Jeopardy”! Host Alex Trebeek passed away at the age of 80 after a long battle with cancer – and during that time the search for his replacement has taken over social media. In the latest development, legendary “Reading Rainbow” host and “Roots” star Levar Burton He recently shared the hugely popular petition to be crowned permanent host of “Jeopardy!”
In the months following Alex Trebek’s death, A. Revolving door Of the hosts who tried to dress up in his shoes – but one name was at the top of the “Danger!” Fans as the perfect permanent host.
Enter LeVar Burton, who previously won the “Celebrity Jeopardy!” Not only is he a fan favorite, but fellow celebrities have also given him the seal of approval, including legendary actor Dick Van Dyke and late-night host Stephen Colbert. While sharing the petition on his Twitter account, he wrote, “Leave this here in case the authorities are listening.”
The petition, which has collected more than 160,000 signatures so far, states:
“ Between hosting 21 seasons of Reading Rainbow Tutorial, playing mental engineer Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: the Next Generation, and filling Kunta Kinte’s roster in the ever-important Roots mini-series, LeVar Burton has inspired and shaped the minds of several generations of trivia-loving nerds.
So far, no decision has been made on who will become the permanent host of “Jeopardy!”
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