“Sharing this stage with Alex Trebek was one of the greatest honors in my life,” Jennings said. “Not many things in life are perfect, but Alex did this job pretty much perfectly for more than 36 years, and it was even better up close. We were dazzled by his intelligence, charm, and grace.”
He continued: “Like all ‘Jeopardy!’ fans, I miss Alex a lot and I thank him for everything he did for all of us.Let’s be very clear: No one will ever replace the great Alex Trebek.But we can honor him by playing the game he loved. “
Jennings said that while recording the show, he also held a special sign in his pocket in a nod to Trebek.
He wrote on Twitter, “A friend gave me this piece of quiz show history: an audience ticket to Alex̵
Jennings holds the record for most victories in the show’s history and has been on it over 100 times.