Her “Jeopardy!” found its new host?
After Alex Trebek’s death in November, famous participant Ken Jennings took over as guest host for a six-week period. When Jennings’ time as host ended, a new temporary host appeared on the record in the form of the show’s executive producer Mike Richards.
When the 45-year-old appeared on the popular game show, it quickly caught on “Jeopardy!” fans with his charming personality, warm voice and impeccable charisma – ultimately leading to an outpouring of support online, with many calling to make Richards the permanent host of the show.
“Mike Richards is A + so far. Super tasty, just the right amount of jokes, not trying to laze in the spotlight,”
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“I like this Mike Richards guy as a Jeopardy host,” said another user. “Not overbearing or distracting and quite comfortable. It should be nice to see him get more comfortable and test the waters in the coming days. To think maybe that a relatively unknown might be a decent lock.”
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“Keep Mike Richards on @Jeopardy forever. He’s confident, charming and easy to look at,” one user said. “No one wants to replace Alex, but Mike is the next best thing.”
“My vote is on Mike Richards as the new @Jeopardy host! What a great job,” one user simply wrote.
In an interview with USA Today, Richards revealed that he did not know “Jeopardy!” host concert “until three days before” filming.
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“I did not know I was going to do it until three days before, and therefore I had not prepared to host the way I know other guest hosts are,” Richards said in the interview. “So there was just a lot to unpack.”
“Besides, I also only owned one suit, so there was a bit of scratching there,” the host humorously recalled. “It was a lot of fun; humble is not starting to describe the feeling. It hit me like a ton of bricks when Johnny Gilbert announced my name. It’s obviously the last thing you hear when you start going out … and it was overwhelming at the moment. “
Richards, who has also served as the executive producer for “The Price is Right” and “Let’s Make a Deal,” is a veteran of the game show industry. In addition to his production credits, Richards has hosted game shows such as GSN’s “The Pyramid” and “Divided”.