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Alex Trebek's Eldest Daughter Nicky Reveals Why She Hasn't Watched An Episode of 'Jeopardy!' Since He Passed Away

Alex Trebek‘s daughter Nicky Trebek is opening up about how she hasn’t watched an episode of Jeopardy! since her dad passed away late last year.

Nicky, who once worked on the show in production, opened up on CBS This Morning about her decision not to tune in.

“I have not watched, I have not watched one, my family haven’t watched any at all,” Nicky shared, speaking of her step siblings Emily and Matthew, and their mother, Jean.

She also shared that she ended her run on the show just days “after he passed before Thanksgiving.”

“To me it was his show. It was his show and it’s difficult for me to carry on in this show.”

Nicky also spoke on the program about continuing to work in the battle against pancreatic cancer.

Currently, Mehmet Oz, aka Dr. Oz, is the guest host on Jeopardy! and he hasn’t received a warm welcome from fans.

The Ratings For Alex Trebek's Final Episodes on 'Jeopardy!' Have Been Revealed

Alex Trebek‘s final episodes on Jeopardy! brought in big ratings for the trivia game show.

Deadline reports that the television program drew in 14 million viewers for his last episodes that were filmed just days before Alex‘s passing due to pancreatic cancer.

The game show had its most-watched week of the season to date with 11.1 million total viewers (Live+Same Day) and a 6.6 household rating, surging 29% from the previous week. It was the program’s most watched and highest rated week since the week of April 27, 2020.

After the final episodes aired, Ken Jennings took over the podium as the first guest host and is still doing it for this week.

Future guest hosts for the show have been announced and they include athlete Aaron Rodgers, newscasters Katie Couric and Bill Whitaker and actress Mayim Bialik.

More guest hosts are still set to be announced.

If you didn’t see, you watch the heartbreaking moment that happened at the end of Alex‘s final episode here…

See Why Alex Trebek's Goodbye from 'Jeopardy' Was Even More Heartbreaking Than We Expected

Alex Trebek‘s final episode of Jeopardy aired tonight and the final moments of the half-hour were even more heartbreaking than we expected.

The longtime host filmed his final episode of the quiz show just 10 days before his death and he clearly expected to be back at work to do more episodes.

“Thank you ladies and gentlemen for spending the time with us. We’ll see you again next week,” Alex said in the clip.

Right after the send-off, the show cut to a farewell tribute for Alex that featured clips of him from his 37 seasons with the show. The montage ended with a title card that said, “Dedicated to Alex Trebek. Forever in our hearts. Always our inspiration.”

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'Jeopardy!' Shares Moving Farewell Tribute To Alex Trebek Ahead of Final Episode

Alex Trebek is being remembered by Jeopardy! in a moving way.

Just ahead of his final episode airing on Friday (January 8), the game show posted a touching video for the iconic host, who passed away at the beginning of November 2020 due to pancreatic cancer complications.

Throughout the video, you will see Alex from the start of his hosting of Jeopardy!, until the end.

Viewers will also see the many costumes he dressed up to deliver clues and him bringing his two youngest children, Matthew and Emily, to the set.

The segment, which will air at the end of the episode, fades to a black screen and white lettered message: “Dedicated to Alex Trebek: Forever in our hearts/Always our inspiration.”

Earlier this week, Alex delivered a powerful message about the COVID-19 pandemic at the start of his final week before his death.

If you missed it, a second guest host for the game show was just announced. See who it will be here…

Katie Couric Announced as 'Jeopardy!' Guest Host

Katie Couric is temporarily taking over as the host of Jeopardy.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Katie will serve as one of the first guest hosts after the final episodes featuring long-time emcee Alex Trebek finish airing this week.

Alex passed away in November after battling pancreatic cancer. He continued taping episodes after he announced his diagnosis in 2019, filming his final episode only 10 days before his death. Alex shared a message with fans about his future replacement in one of his final interviews.

Jeopardy‘s producers have stated that the show will feature guest-hosts until a permanent replacement has been chosen. Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings has also been booked to host episodes of the long-running trivia show. The LA Times says Katie and Sony Pictures Television, who produces Jeopardy, declined to comment on whether she would be interested in serving as Alex‘s long-term replacement.

In November, Ryan Reynolds opened up about his last conversation with Alexsee what he had to say.

Alex Trebek Delivers Compelling Message Ahead Of First Final 'Jeopardy!' Episode

Alex Trebek shared a moving message with the Jeopardy! audience on the first night of his final episodes.

The late host opened up about togetherness and navigating the pandemic together.

“You’ll recall that about a month ago, I asked all of you to take a moment to give thanks for all of the blessings that you enjoy in your lives,” he shared to the camera. “Now, today, a different kind of message. This is the season of giving. I know you want to be generous with your family, your friends, your loved ones.”

Alex went on, saying, “But today, I’d like you to go one step further. I’d like you to open up your hands and open up your hearts to those who are still suffering because of COVID-19.”

“People who are suffering through no fault of their own,” he adds. “We’re trying to build a gentler, kinder society and if we all pitch in — just a little bit — we’re gonna get there.”

Alex‘s final episodes are airing this week, with guest hosts taking over the week of January 11.

Earlier today, it was revealed that Alex had spent a week in the hospital just before hosting his final episodes.

Alex Trebek Was In The Hospital Just A Week Before Taping His Final Episodes

Alex Trebek‘s final episodes of Jeopardy! are airing this week and producer Mike Richards has opened up about what fans can expect, and what they did see behind the scenes.

The longtime producer spoke to Today ahead of the first episode airing tonight, and revealed that Alex, who passed away at age 80 from his battle with pancreatic cancer in November, was actually in the hospital just a week before hosting the final episodes.

“The week before we taped those episodes, he was in the hospital,” he shared. “This man was unbelievable. He calls me and he said, ‘Mike, I’m going to be fine. I’ll be in to tape. I was able to eat Jello today.’”

He continued, remembering telling Alex that that was great “‘but that doesn’t mean you’re going to be ready to host five episodes of a game show,’ which is an enormous amount of effort, and he said, ‘Do not cancel. I will be there.’”

Days after the episodes, Alex unfortunately passed away.

Mike did reveal that fans will see Alex‘s final speech to the audience on Monday (January 4).

“What he did on tonight’s show is just a great testament to him. He comes out. He usually said something about what was happening in the news or about what game play had been happening. And in this very special, unbelievable final week, he comes out and gives a talk about the importance of togetherness and sticking together and that the world is struggling, but we have to get through it together,” Mike says.

“Usually in his monologue, he would come out, give a statement and then go to the categories,” the executive producer described. “We all burst into applause. And you don’t see it on camera, but as he’s going to the categories, he sees us start to applaud and he kind of looks at us like, what are you guys doing? And, we were so moved that we had to applaud.”

If you didn’t see, the first guest host following Alex‘s final episodes, Ken Jennings, has explained his past insensitive tweets.