Should Mayim Bialik be the full-time “Jeopardy!” host and successor to Alex Trebek?

In the ongoing seek for a everlasting host for “Jeopardy!” one one that hadn’t been thought of would love to throw her hat in the ring.

Mayim Bialik – who’s at present sharing momentary co-hosting duties with former champ Ken Jennings – looks like she should not have to vacate the podium when her gig expires. During an interview with Entertainment Tonight on the Critics’ Choice Awards pink carpet on Sunday, “The Big Bang Theory” star stated she would love to observe in the footsteps of the late Alex Trebek and be the face of “Jeopardy!” 

“I like to say [I’ve] lived season to season since [I was] about 13 years previous,” Bialik stated. “So, what I do know is I’m internet hosting till May 6, and past that, hopefully, I’ll know extra earlier than May 6.”

If Bialik baggage the place, she’ll make historical past as the present’s first full-time feminine host.

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“I feel being a feminine is its personal mark,” she continued. “My grandparents have been immigrants to this nation, so I feel for me, being in two generations being a girl and a host in that iconic function blows my thoughts.”

Bialik added that she has assist from Trebek’s household to proceed his legacy.

“I obtained to meet them after we devoted the stage and simply really feel so humbled round them,” she revealed. “I would like to solely honor. You cannot match him, so there is no want to strive, however do it constantly, and have their blessing and really feel what they’re doing is supporting that legacy.” 

Bialik first joined the standard recreation present as a temporary guest host in August of final 12 months, throughout the second half of season 37.  She was ultimately named a particular co-host whereas former executive producer Mike Richards was named Trebek’s successor. Richards, nonetheless, was subsequently booted from the gig after his past racist, sexist and inappropriate comments resurfaced. That’s when Jennings changed him in the shared internet hosting duties, whereas the seek for a everlasting host continues.

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Bialik’s current announcement additionally prompted the present’s followers to share their ideas. Some sided with Bialik whereas others pushed for Jennings to grow to be the official host.

In addition to visitor internet hosting “Jeopardy!,” Bialik stars in the FOX sitcom “Call Me Kat.” The 46-year-old actor beforehand opened up about her busy schedule and her need to grow to be a everlasting addition to the recreation present in a September interview with Glamour.

“Having a full-time job [on Fox’s “Call Me Kat”] did not cease me from wanting it,” Bialik stated about her visitor host place. “But it actually was after these two days [of filming her “Jeopardy!” episodes] that I noticed I had by no means needed something greater than that job. I stated to the crew, ‘I do not need to depart. I actually don’t desire to depart.'”

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