‘Jeopardy!’ champion says Alex Trebek’s wishes weren’t respected

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Arthur Chu said he found “many of the comments Bialik made about important issues in the past are unfortunate”.

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the former Danger! Winner Arthur Chu has claimed that the show’s creators are not “respecting” Alex Trebek’s ideas about who should succeed him as host of the long-running US game show.

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Trebek, who presented Danger! From 1984 to 2020, died of pancreatic cancer in November 2020. A series of celebrity guest hosts have graced the show since then, with duties currently shared between Mayim Bialik and the series’ all-time champion Ken Jennings.

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balik, formerly big bang theory, has replaced Mike Richards on the show—who himself withdrew from hosting and executive producing after controversial comments from his past surfaced.


talking to newsweek Yesterday (October 19), Chu said: “I was rooted in solidarity as host for Ken Jennings as a fellow former contestant, and because it really looked like he was Alex Trebek’s choice for successor. , so Trebek gives him his cufflinks and having he recite his audiobook.

“But ultimately what anyone would need to know to have an informed opinion is stuff we would never be able to find out without someone leaking it from behind the scenes.

“Other than I don’t have a strong opinion on this, I think there are some clear indications that Alex Trebek’s preferred successor was Ken Jennings and it would have been more honorable to follow his wishes,” he said.

Courtney Hengler, Mayim Bialik and Jim Parsons in ‘The Big Bang Theory’. credit: Alamy

Chu also said that he found “many of the comments Bialik made about important issues in the past are unfortunate,” and that he “strongly disagrees”.[d] Along with his past, he also expressed opinion on issues like #MeToo and vaccination.

Bialik commented in 2009 that he and his family were “non-vaccinated”, although he has since indicated that he would receive both flu and coronavirus vaccinations, and that his children were given all the vaccines they needed.


Chu continued: “He said, while [Bialik] She hasn’t given an apology, I wish she would have been named to the position, she hasn’t continued to pursue any of these ideas as host, and sometimes you have to reluctantly admit that those Famous people you enjoy seeing onscreen, they have something problematic from their past. “

British comedian and US talk show host John Oliver also criticized Bialik’s appointment last month (28 September), sarcastically referring to him as “a person I think is great because I don’t have Google.”

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