There’s been a lot of speculation about just who would take over for Alex Trebek if and when he retires as host from Jeopardy!, and George Stephanopoulos just threw is hat into the running.
The journalist spoke about the possibility during an interview on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show on Wednesday (May 13).
“The first thing I said was ‘George Stephanopoulos’ and everyone went, ‘That ain’t crazy,”’ Howard shared, while referencing a conversation he had about who could be the next host. “You’ve got the intellectual capacity.”
George admitted he wasn’t against the idea of it.
“I think it would be a lot of fun, but I like what I’m doing too,” he replied. “I am not going to be Shermanesque about it. It’s a great show … It’s very flattering. Big shoes to fill.”
Alex has spoken many times about his successor, recommending CNN analyst Laura Coates, LA Kings announcer Alex Faust and TCM host Ben Mankiewicz for the job.
George is currently quarantining at his home, after testing positive for coronavirus – just a few weeks after wife Ali Wentworth was diagnosed.
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