Following Alex Trebek’s death in November, Ken Jennings took over as guest host for a six-week stint. As Jennings’ time as host came to an end, a new interim host stepped up to the plate in the form of the show’s executive producer Mike Richards.And people are loving him! In appearing on the popular game show, Mike was a hit with fans of the show…with many calling to make Richards the permanent host of the show. “Mike Richards is A+ so far. Super palatable, just the right amount of jokes, not trying to bask in the limelight,” one Twitter user wrote. “Keep him!”
Guest host Mike Richards opens today's show with a special thanks to the staff and crew of Jeopardy!, continuing to honor Alex's legacy.
— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) February 24, 2021