During an interview set to air Sunday (May 6) on Fox News, longtime “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek reveals to Chris Wallace that he’s considering retiring after 28 years of having all the answers on the famous game show.
“Yes, I have been thinking of retiring,” he says. “But I’m torn because I enjoy doing the show so much. A lot of people have been telling me, ‘Alex, you’ve got to go for at least 30. You’ve just done 28. Now at least do two more.’ So that has a nice ring to it. Put in your 30. And go help people.”
Trebek, 71, has been the face of “Jeopardy!” since 1984. A reboot of the original hosted by Art Fleming in the ’60s and ’70s, “Jeopardy!” was expected to only last for six or seven seasons, according to its late creator Merv Griffin, and now 28 seasons, 6,000 shows and 13,000 contestants later, the quiz-show and its host are household names.
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[Credit: FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace]