Top-rated Jeopardy! guest host revealed after Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric & more try to fill late Alex Trebek's shoes

TOP-RATED Jeopardy! guest host was revealed after Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric & more tried to fill the late Alex Trebek's shoes.

Since the game show host's passing, producers have invited a carousel of celebrities and public figures to guest host a block of episodes on the broadcast, narrowing down the top picks.


Famous faces such as Savannah Guthrie, Sunjay Gupta, and Mayim Bialik had their turn at the cue cards during the program's 37th season, but according to TheWrap, they weren't fans' favorite.

The publication ranked all the "Jeopardy!" guest hosts by their average rating revealing who won over viewer's hearts.

By ranking the hosts on a scale from 1 to 10, former contestant Ken Jennings came out on top with a 6.0 average ranking.

Ken was the highest-earning celebrity game show contestant of all time, holding the record for the longest winning streak on Jeopardy! with 74 consecutive wins.

The author was the first guest host of the season from January 11, 2021 – February 19, 2021.

"Terrible host"

Not everyone enjoyed the 46-year-old's hosting when he made his debut as viewers took to Twitter to slam the "terrible host."

One person wrote: "Wow, Ken Jennings is a terrible host."

Another fan added: "Ken Jennings is awful."

A third viewer chimed in: "Is it really as bad as it seems or am I just angry abt life rn?? Bc im giving a huuuugeeee NOOOOOOOOO to Ken Jennings."

A number of fans agreed that Ken was not the right person to follow in Alex's footsteps, as someone else said: "Ken Jennings is NOT the right replacement for Alex Trebek. He's terrible."

The criticisms continued as a following person wrote: "It's really weird seeing Ken Jennings host Jeopardy. Not sure I'll ever get used to not having Trebek around."

Another fan added: "I'm watching #Jeopardy with my dad and I think I actually hate Ken jennings's voice."

Others criticized Ken for "reading the clues too fast.'

Ken's debut as host came just days after Alex's last episode aired on January 8.

Alex hosted Jeopardy! for 36 years before passing away from pancreatic cancer at the age of 80 on November 8.



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