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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers revealed the surprise news yesterday, January 12th, that he’s going to be a Jeopardy! guest host during the offseason.
Rodgers, whose team is currently readying for their divisional playoff game this weekend, said, “The show has been so special to me over the years. It’s been a staple at my house… for the last 16 years — six o’clock, watching Alex and trying to get as many questions as I can.” Rodgers was a winning contestant on Celebrity Jeopardy! in 2015, and said yesterday that it had been a “dream come true.”
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) January 12, 2021
In the wake of longtime host Alex Trebek dying from pancreatic cancer in November, Jeopardy! is using a series of interim hosts, starting this week with record-holding former contestant Ken Jennings. Jeopardy! declined to comment, saying no announcements had been made about future guest hosts.
Rodgers said, “I may have jumped the gun a little bit, so I apologize to Jeopardy! if they wanted to announce it… It kind of just went down the last couple of days, us figuring it out. It is very exciting!”