Washington [US], Sep 29 (ANI): Actress Mayim Bialik recently discussed her new gig as the acting host of “Jeopardy! alongside Ken Jennings for the remainder of this season.
According to Fox News, Sony Pictures Television previously confirmed that Bialik will host several weeks of shows that will air until November 5. Alex Trebek after Mike Richards was forced to resign.
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The former “Big Bang Theory” star appeared on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” on Tuesday, where she discussed the overwhelming public interest in finding a new “Jeopardy!” host has amassed. Speaking to the late night host, she noted that she wanted to avoid the behind-the-scenes drama and just do the right thing for the fans when she’s on screen.
She said, “Who knew people were so passionate about hosting ‘Jeopardy! I mean, I’m just trying to read the clues, you know? Just let me read the clues!”
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Despite immense public interest in who the new host of ‘Jeopardy!’ sera, Bialik made his way to the podium with relatively little fanfare. When Trebek passed away in November 2020, she was among the first celebrities invited to reprise the show. She was widely regarded as a fan favorite, but didn’t really campaign for herself like other guest hosts have.
When producer Mike Richards was announced as the new regular game host, Bialik was selected to host an upcoming crop of spinoff games and special events such as “Jeopardy! Collegiate National Championship”. safety in the hosting orbit as the situation with Richards suddenly became a big unknown following a scandal.
The actor told Corden that the hardest part of the show has been staying away from the host drama and making sure the game is always front and center.
She explained, “The thing with ‘Jeopardy!’ is that we spend our whole life wanting to be seen and this job is like … people should think of me as little as possible. That is, it’s my job to be the host and just read the clues. But there has certainly been a lot in the news that has generated a lot of interest. “
Although she didn’t say it directly, Bialik was probably talking about Richards’ exit from the show after resurfacing, inappropriate comments he made on a podcast years ago. The scandal not only led him to end his career as the new main host after only filming a handful of episodes, but he also resigned his position as producer of the series.
Behind the scenes politics aside, Bialik noted that she was just happy to be one of the lucky few to do the hosting job.
“It’s incredibly enjoyable. I learn things all day long. I meet people who have a kind of knowledge that I don’t have. I would do horribly on ‘Jeopardy! “, horribly,” she concluded, according to Fox News. (ANI)
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