CULVER CITY, Calif. (CBS) — One other superstar will take over as visitor host on “Jeopardy!” beginning Monday – and this time it’s Aaron Rogers, Tremendous Bowl-winning quarterback for the Inexperienced Bay Packers.
Rodgers follows Dr. Mehmet Oz, Katie Couric, government producer Mike Richards and former champion Ken Jennings as interim hosts who’ve stuffed in since sport present icon Alex Trebek died.
“The voice of Alex was a kind of voices of my youth,” stated Rodgers, who is likely to be the largest “Jeopardy!” fan the NFL has ever seen. “Ninety p.c of my TiVo is wrapped up in ‘Jeopardy!’ episodes.”
Rodgers gained “Jeopardy!” as a contestant on a celeb version of the present again in 2015.
“I bear in mind considering this might be like a dream job,” he stated. “I like trivia a lot.”
Whereas he will not be an skilled TV host like his predecessors, Rodgers stated he wished to deliver “respect” in his strategy to internet hosting.
“Alex did it with such grace and humility,” Rodgers stated. “I simply wished to deliver the identical kind of strategy to allow you to folks know I used to be targeted, I cared about it and I cherished the sport. I wished to do him justice.”
Rodgers will host from April 5 to April 16. He’ll be adopted by CNN anchor/”60 Minutes” correspondent Anderson Cooper from April 19 to April 30.
Others slated to host in some unspecified time in the future sooner or later embrace “60 Minutes” correspondent Invoice Whitaker, actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik, NBC Information anchor Savannah Guthrie and Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
A donation can be made to a charity of every visitor host’s selection, equal to the cumulative winnings of the contestants that compete whereas they’re internet hosting. Rodgers’ charity is The North Valley Community Foundation.
“Jeopardy!” airs weeknights at 7:30 p.m. on WBZ-TV.