Is it? Ken JenningsHis solidification is something to be proud of Jeopardy!Hosting position? One tabloid says the record-breaking game show champion is a winner. Let’s dive into the latest report about Alex Trebek’s official successor.
Ken Jennings ‘Declaring Victory’In ‘Jeopardy!’ Rivalry?
This week’s edition of the National Enquirer reports Ken Jennings is making it known that he’s won the competition for the full-time Jeopardy! Host position Jennings shared the role previously with Big Bang Theory Producers recently announced that Mayim Bialik would continue to host the traditional weekday slots. It also stated that Bialik would continue to host special edition episodes. However, sources claim that Jennings feels vindicated.
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“Ken couldn’t be happier,”Insider recipes “Even though he and Mayim will technically be co-hosts, he feels like he’s come out the winner… Ken feels like he prevailed—especially when you factor in a recent poll showing 54 percent preferred Jennings get the gig all for himself!”
Jennings Would Love To Host
This report is speculation. While half of the tabloid’s assertions seems totally reasonable, the other half is entirely unfounded. First of all, we’re willing to believe Ken Jennings was celebrating the news. It’s not every day that someone hands you the reigns of the most popular game show in history. It wouldn’t be a slight towards Bialik to rejoice at the news, and we doubt anyone would take it that way.
With that being said, we wouldn’t say Jennings and Bialik’s working relationship amounted to a full-blown “rivalry.”They were certainly competing for the same spot. We can see that the hosts were always friendly with one another.
Bialik also has other commitments which make full-time hosting impossible. Michael Davies, the producer, stated that Bialik would be working. “as many weeks as she can manage”Her busy schedule. So, this isn’t the devastating loss for Bialik that the magazine implies.
And lastly, we’re sure Jennings is grateful for Bialik. Producers stated that Bialik would be available as an alternative host if Jennings was unable to do so. And given Jennings’s two-month hiatus between May and July of this year, that could be more often than this magazine seems to realize. So, overall, we’re certain that the rag was far overreaching with this story about Jennings’ victory lap.
Learn More ‘Jeopardy!’Gossip from the Outlet
We’ve learned not to trust the National Enquirer The beloved game show is a favorite. Bialik wanted a $18million pay increase to host the show, according to the outlet. Then the magazine claimed Bialik was on the outs with the show’s producers. Finally, the tabloid claimed that Bialik was slandering Jennings behind closed doors. So, no, we aren’t buying the magazine’s latest work of fiction about Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings.