Hosting ‘Jeopardy!’ has been ‘nerve-racking,’ Ken Jennings says: ‘I want it was nonetheless Alex on the market’


Ken Jennings talks showing on Jeopardy! in a special function. (Photo: Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage)Temporary Jeopardy! host Ken Jennings says he’s nonetheless adjusting to delivering the clues fairly than answering them, following the demise of Alex Trebek.“It’s really nerve-racking,” Jennings instructed Seattle Refined, a publication in his hometown, in an interview revealed Thursday. “I’m like everybody else, I wish it was still Alex out there. But the main thing I noticed is what an amazing job he did, he made it always look so effortless and graceful.”Trebek, who had hosted the sport present since 1984, died of pancreatic most cancers in November. Jennings, who received 74 video games consecutively as a contestant in 2004 and was topped the sport’s “Greatest of All Time” in a Trebek-hosted occasion final 12 months, has been on the helm since Jan. 11. In his appearances, he’s been open in regards to the lack of the longtime TV fixture, with whom he’d grow to be shut.Alex Trebek congratulates Ken Jennings on profitable the Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time event in 2020. (Photo: Eric McCandless/ABC by way of Getty Images)“It’s been really rough missing him and also just missing Jeopardy! with him,” Jennings mentioned. “I think that’s what we’re grieving, the fact that he would be part of our lives, that we could have Alex hosting Jeopardy! every evening. I kind of wanted to open the show that way and just say, ‘Look, you can’t replace a great like Alex Trebek. We want Jeopardy! to continue. It won’t be the same, but it will still be Jeopardy!.”The present has introduced {that a} sequence of hosts, together with journalists Katie Couric and Bill Whitaker, actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, will will seem within the coming weeks.Read extra from Yahoo Entertainment: