Aaron Rodgers To Guest Host Jeopardy! For Two Weeks In April


Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is set to host 10 episodes of Jeopardy! over two weeks starting April 5, according to a release issued by the team. Rodgers previously appeared on an episode of Celebrity Jeopardy! in 2015, raising $50,000 for the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer Fund, defeating former astronaut and current Arizona senator Mark Kelly, and Shark Tank panelist Kevin O’Leary.

After former host Alex Trebek’s death in November, Rodgers said, “The show has been so special to me over the years. It’s been a staple at my house here in Green Bay for the last 16 years–6 o’clock watching Alex and trying to get as many questions as I can.”

Rodgers taking on guest host duties was first announced back in January, and he enters a rotation of guest hosts that afterwards will include TV personalities Katie Couric and Dr. Mehmet Oz, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, actress Mayim Bialik, and Today host Savannah Guthrie. While no official successor has yet been named, long-time Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings had stepped in first as interim host.

Trebek was under contract to host Jeopardy! until 2022 at the time of his death. In summer 2020, Trebek released a memoir The Answer Is: Reflections on my Life–which came out less than four months before his death. Jennings narrated the audiobook version.

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