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'Jeopardy' Winner James Holzhauer Reacts to Mike Richards' Firing: 'The Witch Is Dead'!

'Jeopardy' Winner James Holzhauer Reacts to Mike Richards' Firing: 'The Witch Is Dead'!

James Holzhauer is celebrating.

The 37-year-old Jeopardy! alum shared his candid thoughts about the firing of executive producer Mike Richards amid controversy on Tuesday (August 31).

“Do I think Mike Richards’s podcast comments were appropriate for polite society? No. But did he deserve the benefit of the doubt for the job he did running Jeopardy? Also no,” he wrote.

Then, he shared a GIF from The Wizard of Oz, which featured the Munchkins singing: “Ding! Dong! The witch is dead!”

In 2019, James Holzhauer won 32 consecutive games, earning over $2.4 million in winnings, making him one of the most successful contestants in the show’s history.

The executive producer of the show faced much backlash and controversy, after details surfaced regarding his past conduct and statements on an old podcast series. Find out what happened.

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