Longtime “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek has selected an unlikely candidate to be his successor: Betty White.
Trebek, 80, has not yet introduced any plans to retire from hosting the longtime recreation show he has helmed since 1984.
Nevertheless, the “Jeopardy!” host was recognized with Stage four pancreatic most cancers last yr, and his future on the show is unknown. Trebek did inform “Good Morning America” that he will do the job as long as he's succesful.
“I’m doing nicely,” Trebek stated in a video posted to the show’s official Twitter account relating to his well being. “I’ve been persevering with my remedy and it is paying off, although it does fatigue me an ideal deal. My numbers are good. I’m feeling nice.”
There's a five-year survival fee of 9 % for pancreatic cancer throughout all levels on common, in accordance with the American Most cancers Society.
“I joke with the audience on a regular basis and I say, ‘Betty White,’ as a result of they want someone younger, someone funnier,” Trebek stated whereas chatting with “Good Morning America.”
Trebek stated that he and White, 98, have long been pals.
Trebek has hosted more than 7,500 episodes of “Jeopardy!” He has been nominated for 34 Daytime Emmy Awards, profitable seven of them. His final Daytime Emmy Award got here last month for Outstanding Recreation Present Host.
Trebek lately revealed a memoir, “The Answer Is…: Reflections on My Life.”
CNN reached out to Trebek’s representatives for remark but has not heard back.