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Mayim Bialik Says It's 'An Unbelievable Opportunity' to Guest Host 'Jeopardy'

Mayim Bialik Says It's 'An Unbelievable Opportunity' to Guest Host 'Jeopardy'

Mayim Bialik is getting ready to make her Jeopardy! debut!

The 45-year-old Big Bang Theory actress will be the latest star to guest host the long-running ABC competition series starting on Monday, May 31.

Ahead of her debut, Mayim, who has her PhD in neuroscience from UCLA, talked about getting the chance to guest host the show, saying it is an “immense honor” to stand in the late Alex Trebek‘s place.

“This is such an iconic and unbelievable piece of our collective culture, to be considered to be part of it really in any way, it’s an immense honor,” Mayim said. “Especially for someone who’s dedicated so much of my life to academia to knowing things and to being able to communicate things.”

As for what she hopes to bring to the show, Mayim said, “Being a woman of science, as I am, is something that I’m obviously very passionate about presenting myself as.”

She continued, “I really didn’t grow up with a lot of female role models and I think especially for young people — not just young girls, but for young girls and boys — to see that women can be scientists and can do these types of intellectual things, that feels very important to me.”

Mayim added, “Also, as a second generation American whose grandparents on one side never fully mastered the English language, it’s just an unbelievable opportunity to see what in two generations my family has been able to see.”

Mayim will be serving as guest host of Jeopardy! from May 31 through June 11.

Just recently, one of the Jeopardy! producers teased that the new permanent host of the show will be announced soon.

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