‘Jeopardy!’ champion Ken Jennings is first fill-in host

Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings will be the first fill-in host when the show resumes production on Monday.

Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings will be the first fill-in host for Alex Trebek when the show resumes production on Monday. (Photo: Jeopardy)
 

Jennings, who won 74 straight games and also claimed the Jeopardy ‘Greatest of All Time’ title last year, will host the episodes that air in January.

The use of a series of interim hosts follows the death of Alex Trebek – the only host the show has ever had – after a battle with cancer.

Producers of the show said a permanent host will be announced later.

“By bringing in familiar guest hosts for the foreseeable future, our goal is to create a sense of community and continuity for our viewers,” the show’s executive producer, Mike Richards, said.