'Jeopardy!': Ken Jennings Named Interim Host Following Alex Trebek's Death

What is: perfection! Former Jeopardy! contestant Ken Jennings has been named the interim host of Jeopardy! following the death of Alex Trebek.

Jeopardy! announced in a statement on Nov. 23 that Jennings will be the first in a series of guest hosts when the popular game show resumes filming on Nov. 30.

Ken Jennings will be the first of many guest hosts on ‘Jeopardy!’

Guest hosts will reportedly continue to lead the show until a permanent replacement for Trebek is found.

“We will resume production on 11/30 with a series of interim guest hosts from the Jeopardy! family – starting with Ken Jennings,” the statement read. “Additional guest hosts to be announced.”

The game show’s tweeted statement also included a statement from Jeopardy! executive producer Mike Richards.

“Alex believed in the importance of Jeopardy! and always said that he wanted the show to go on after him,” the statement said. “We will honor his legacy by continuing to produce the game he loved.”

Jennings is one of the most famous Jeopardy! contestants of all time, holding the record for the most wins in the show’s long history. He also won Jeopardy!‘s “Greatest of All Time” tournament earlier this year.

This story is being updated.

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