A Jeopardy! contestant subtly shaded Mayim Bialik. She shared some praise for Ken Jennings, who’s currently on hiatus. Earlier this month, Jennings announced on Twitter that he was taking a break from the show. He gave back the keys to Bialik, who has been holding down the fort.
Meanwhile, fans are mixed over which host they like the most. Some have demanded Jennings to come back. Meanwhile, others would like to see Bialik become a full-time host. Even the fans have taken to the comment section on TV Shows Ace to compare notes between the two show hosts.
Mayim Bialik is in talks to be the permanent host
Rumors have been swirling that Mayim Bialik is in talks to become the full-time host of Jeopardy! It’s now down to two: Ken Jennings and Bialik herself. Jennings received praise from a Jeopardy! contestant in a recent episode.
Lie-Mae McClellan from St. Louis, Missouri revealed that Jennings “inspired” her to go to law school. Bialik gets to know the Jeopardy! contestants before kicking off the game. She spoke to the young contestant who shared an interesting anecdote and some subtle shade.
“You had a career change a few years ago, and did it have something to do with Ken Jennings?” Bialik asked.
“It was at a time in my engineering career, I was a little disillusioned, maybe looking for an exit,” McClellan said. “And I just happened to read an article where Ken said he was so glad he got Jeopardy! because he wanted an exit from his career.”
She noticed that Jennings was “so desperate” to get out of his job as a software engineer. So, he “considered law school.” That’s when McClellan was also inspired to “go to law school.”
“And here we are!” Bialik said.
This awkward exchange happened as Jennings is on a long hiatus. He will return before the end of the season in July. Even though rumors are swirling that Bialik could become the new host, her sitcom Call Me Kat has been renewed for a third season. This would pose a challenge for her to film the quiz show.
The new host of Jeopardy!
Jeopardy! fans are curious to learn whether Bialik or Jennings will be the new permanent host. They’ve already shared their theories on social media. Some even talked about which of the presenters they like the most. Some are on #TeamBialik, while others are on #TeamJennings.
The viewers have been split on social media and even on TV Shows Ace. Who do you think should be the new host of Jeopardy? Do you think it should be Ken Jennings or Mayim Bialik? Sound off below in the comment section.
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