A new star Jeopardy! host might be being born right before our eyes. Viewers thought executive Producer Mike Richards excellently fulfilled his guest-hosting duties in place of the legendary Alex Trabek, who passed away Nov. 8, 2020. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast.
Guest host Mike Richards opens today’s show with a special thanks to the staff and crew of Jeopardy!, continuing to honor Alex’s legacy. 👏 pic.twitter.com/N0DvOOpBaX
— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) February 24, 2021
Gerard Bush, a viewer and accomplished writer and director, summed up the feelings of many viewers with a simple tweet:
“I hope @Jeopardy puts Mike Richards permanently in the host chair— he was excellent!”