Alex Trebek (Jokingly) Suggests His Jeopardy Successor: Betty White

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Longtime “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek has selected an unlikely candidate to be his successor: Betty White.

Trebek, 80, has not yet announced any plans to retire from internet hosting the longtime recreation show he has helmed since 1984.

Nevertheless, the “Jeopardy!” host was recognized with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer final yr, and his future on the present is unknown. Trebek did tell “Good Morning America” that he'll do the job as long as he's capable.

“I’m doing properly,” Trebek stated in a video posted to the show’s official Twitter account relating to his health. “I’ve been persevering with my remedy and it is paying off, though it does fatigue me an awesome deal. My numbers are good. I’m feeling great.”

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Alex Trebek accepts the award for excellent recreation present host for “Jeopardy!” at the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on the Pasadena Civic Middle in Pasadena, Calif., on Might 5, 2019. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

There's a five-year survival fee of 9 % for pancreatic cancer throughout all levels on common, in response to the American Cancer Society.

“I joke with the viewers all the time and I say, ‘Betty White,’ because they need someone youthful, someone funnier,” Trebek stated whereas chatting with “Good Morning America.”

Trebek stated that he and White, 98, have long been pals.

Trebek has hosted greater than 7,500 episodes of “Jeopardy!” He has been nominated for 34 Daytime Emmy Awards, profitable seven of them. His last Daytime Emmy Award got here last month for Excellent Recreation Show Host.

Trebek lately revealed a memoir, “The Reply Is…: Reflections on My Life.”

CNN reached out to Trebek’s representatives for comment however has not heard back.

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