“Sharing this stage with Alex Trebek was one of many best honors of my life,” Jennings mentioned. “Not many issues in life are good, however Alex did this job just about completely for greater than 36 years, and it was even higher up shut. We have been dazzled by his intelligence, appeal and charm.”
He continued: “Like all ‘Jeopardy!’ followers, I miss Alex very a lot and I thank him for every thing he did for all of us. Let’s be completely clear: Nobody will ever substitute the nice Alex Trebek. However we will honor him by taking part in the sport he cherished.”
Jennings mentioned that whereas recording the present he additionally stored a particular token his pocket in a nod to Trebek.
He wrote on Twitter, “A buddy gave me this piece of quiz present historical past: an viewers ticket to Alex’s very first Jeopardy! pilot from 1983. (“ALEX TREBEK! DOOR PRIZES!”) I stored it in my pocket whereas guest-hosting Jeopardy! this week, as an excellent luck appeal.”
Jennings holds the document for many wins within the present’s historical past and has appeared on it over 100 instances.