“I would leave it up to the people in charge.”
Speaking of whom, TVLine in turn asked Jeopardy! for well over three decades, lies within Trebek himself. And he has said that for a long time.”
So, outside of tendering a formal recommendation, who is Trebek’s dream pick? “When people ask me who I’d like to see replace me, I say, ‘Well, it’s probably going to be a woman, and she’ll have to be bright, she’ll have to have a good sense of humor…’ Uhhhh, let’s see…. “It’s not a decision that would be up to me. “We would welcome his opinion, obviously, but he feels like it’s really not up to him. “[Alex] really has no interest in being involved in that process,” said Friedman. And I would not make myself available to presenting an opinion,” Trebek explained to TVLine at the TCA winter press tour, following a panel Q&A for the well-watched Greatest of All Time tournament. Betty White is my choice.”
Outside of 98-year-old Betty White, which bright woman with a good sense of humor is your pick to succeed Trebek? But the reason why he won’t have any input, even after hosting Jeopardy! executive producer Harry Friedman about Trebek’s role (or lack thereof) in helping scout out the game show’s next host. Betty White!
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