Since Alex Trebek passed away in November, Ken Jennings has been squatting at the Jeopardy podium as one of the many temporary guest hosts. Well, I guess Bean Dad finally called him home, because Kenny’s guest-hosting gig ended on Friday. Last night, Jeopardy fans were greeted by a new face: Mike Richards. Who? Well, 45-year-old Mike is actually the executive producer of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. He has some on-camera experience too, as the host of the 2012 revival of The Pyramid, and, wait for it… the second host of The WB’s early-aughts
reality show gripping documentary series Beauty and the Geek! Mike also happens to be a classically handsome man, and Jeopardy fans immediately took notice.
Here are some of their horny-ass tweets:
I think @Jeopardy can stop looking for Alex Trebek’s replacement because their executive producer / temporary host – Mike Richards – is a FOX!!! I don’t wanna look at anyone else… pic.twitter.com/FjvlxFQEBN
— Ryan (@thisismeryan13) February 23, 2021
not me simping for the new jeopardy host , executive producer Mike Richards
— balkan blood pagan (@Sanyasunn) February 23, 2021
"Hi, I'm Mike Richards, and you may know me from such episodes of Jeopardy! as, 'Thank God It's Not Dr. Oz's Week' and 'Who the Hell is This Young Man? At Least He's Handsome.'"#Jeopardy pic.twitter.com/yoUgv4u6qg
— Fake Jeopardy! Stories (@fake_jeopardy) February 23, 2021
Please keep Mike Richards on @Jeopardy for forever. He’s confident, charming, and easy on the eyes 👀.
No one will replace Alex, but Mike is the next best thing. https://t.co/ViIGGL201J
— Julia Kwan (Chiu) (@juliamkwan) February 23, 2021
Mike will host for the next two weeks. He explained that he, a relative unknown, stepped in cuz Ken Jennings had other commitments and even though a bunch of celebs wanted to try their hand, there were concerns about traveling to Los Angeles because of coronavirus.
Here’s an interview with Mike if you want to see the pretty man in action. Unfortunately, he mentions his wife and kids:
After Mike finishes his pretty little tenure as guest host, it’s Katie Couric’s turn. Then Dr. Oz. Then Mr. Shailene Woodley himself, Aaron Rodgers. Anderson Cooper is also tapped to host, and if you thought those tweets about Mike were “thirsty”, I can’t imagine what they’ll be like when Mr. AC-360 hits the airwaves. I’ll take “My Basement is Flooded” for 400, Anderson!