Who’s: the possible subsequent Jeopardy! host? After a prolonged course of, it seems that followers have their reply.
A supply linked to the venerable recreation present confirms to E! Information that Mike Richards, who joined Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune as govt producer final 12 months, is within the technique of ironing out his deal to succeed the late Alex Trebek as everlasting host of the trivia sequence.
The insider tells E! Information that the job has been Mike’s to lose from the beginning, and that no different candidate was provided the function. Mike will fill the large sneakers of Alex, who hosted Jeopardy! for 36 years and passed away in November 2020 following his battle with pancreatic most cancers.
“Mike wished this job since he joined Jeopardy!,” the supply shares. “He has been assembly with the important thing gamers on the manufacturing firm and expressed his need to broaden his function, changing into each the showrunner and host.”
The insider continues, “Mike has been open all through his profession that he views himself as a Dick Clark or Ryan Seacrest sort of determine who’s able to each working and internet hosting a present.”