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Alex Trebek Reveals Which Celebrity He Wants to Replace Him on 'Jeopardy'

Alex Trebek has been the host of Jeopardy! since the beginning, and he’s now revealing which celebrity he would choose to replace him if he stepped away from the show.

During his interview with Good Morning America, Alex responded to the question, asking, “I joke with the audience all the time and I say, ‘Betty White,’ because they want somebody younger, somebody funnier,” he said. “Betty and I have been friends for a long, long time.”

Alex has been battling stage four pancreatic cancer and recently gave an update on how he’s doing. He hit the one year mark in his battle back in February and we’re wishing him the best as he continues his recovery. Get well soon, Alex!

Alex Trebek Calls Wife Jean a 'Saint' While Talking About His Cancer Prognosis

Alex Trebek got candid in a brand new interview about his cancer diagnosis with Good Morning America.

The 79-year-old Jeopardy! host opened up about reaching a decision about his future if his current immunotherapy treatment fails, admitting that he wouldn’t going through “any extraordinary measures to ensure my survival.”

It was a tough decision to make and telling his children - Matthew, Emily and Nicky, and wife Jean – wasn’t easy, but they “handled it beautifully.”

“They understand that there is a certain element regarding quality of life. And if the quality of life is not there — it’s hard sometimes to push and just say, ‘Well, I’m gonna keep going even though I’m miserable.’”

Alex also gave a lot of credit to wife Jean, who he’s been married to for 30 years.

“There was one day a few weeks ago when Jeanie asked me in the morning, ‘How do you feel?’ And I said, ‘I feel like I wanna die.’ It was that bad,” he shared. “I apologize to her and explain that it has nothing to do with my love for her or my feelings for her. It just has to do with the fact that I feel like I’m a terrible burden to her. And that bothers me tremendously.”

“She’s a saint,” Alex added. “She has so much goodness in her that she is always giving out, always putting out to help me get over difficult moments. And there have been some difficult moments. I’m just in awe of the way she handles it.”

Just recently, Alex donated a large sum to help fight homelessness. See how much here…

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'Jeopardy!' Runs Out of New Episodes Amid Pandemic

Jeopardy! is out of episodes.

The long-running game show will air its final new episode on Friday (June 12), following a shutdown on production amid the global health crisis.

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The final episodes come just after the Teachers Tournament semifinals and finals episodes, which wrapped at the beginning of June.

Host Alex Trebek, who has been candid about his fight with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, is still eager to get back to work.

Alex is looking forward to resuming production as soon as we are able to do so. He’s told us he wants to be one of the first shows back in production,” a spokesperson said in a statement.

On June 15, Jeopardy! will air big champions and big wins, leading to the encore of the 2019 Tournament of Champions beginning on July 6.

Alex‘s new memoir is being released in July. Find out more…

This Journalist Wouldn't Say No To Hosting Jeopardy! After Alex Trebek Retires

There’s been a lot of speculation about just who would take over for Alex Trebek if and when he retires as host from Jeopardy!, and George Stephanopoulos just threw is hat into the running.

The journalist spoke about the possibility during an interview on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show on Wednesday (May 13).

“The first thing I said was ‘George Stephanopoulos’ and everyone went, ‘That ain’t crazy,”’ Howard shared, while referencing a conversation he had about who could be the next host. “You’ve got the intellectual capacity.”

George admitted he wasn’t against the idea of it.

“I think it would be a lot of fun, but I like what I’m doing too,” he replied. “I am not going to be Shermanesque about it. It’s a great show … It’s very flattering. Big shoes to fill.”

Alex has spoken many times about his successor, recommending CNN analyst Laura Coates, LA Kings announcer Alex Faust and TCM host Ben Mankiewicz for the job.

George is currently quarantining at his home, after testing positive for coronavirus – just a few weeks after wife Ali Wentworth was diagnosed.

Alex Trebek's Memoir 'The Answer Is...' Out in July

Alex Trebek‘s memoir is set to hit bookshelves in July, Entertainment Weekly is reporting.

The 79-year-old longtime Jeopardy! host shared in a statement that with the book he wanted “people to know a little more about the person they have been cheering on for the past year.”

“The Answer Is…: Reflections on My Life” will feature personal anecdotes along with the pop culture icon’s reflections on such topics as marriage, spirituality, and philanthropy.

Alex‘s book will also include frequently asked questions from Jeopardy! fans, insights on champions like Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer, and his thoughts on Will Ferrell‘s impersonation of him on Saturday Night Live‘s Celebrity Jeopardy.

“The Answer Is…: Reflections on My Life” will be out on July 21.

If you missed it, Alex recently updated fans on his battle with pancreatic cancer.

'Jeopardy!' & 'Wheel of Fortune' Will Not Tape With Live Audiences Due To Coronavirus Risks

Live audiences have been suspended at Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune.

Variety is reporting that the shows will not have live audience members for the see-able futures as coronavirus continues to spread.

There are three concerns when it comes to taping the shows with live audiences at the moment, with the biggest being that Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has a compromised immune system as he battles stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

The other two reasons include that the audiences tend to skew older, and a lot of the audiences fly in from other places around the country to watch the show taping.

Both Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! will tape episodes through mid-April.

Alex just recently shared an update with fans about his treatment for cancer.