The stand by is almost finished: LeVar Burton starts his stint as a “Jeopardy!” guest host on Monday, July 26.
Following an passionate social media campaign led by fans, the “Reading Rainbow” and “Star Trek” star was reported as a feature of the show’s last setup of guest hosts has in April. “Jeopardy!” has used a huge number of visitor has for its 37th season — among them Aaron Rodgers, Robin Roberts, Mayim Bialik, Anderson Cooper and that’s just the beginning — following the demise of long-lasting host Alex Trebek in November 2020.
“Our goal has been to present a wide variety of guest hosts with different skill sets and backgrounds on our path to finding a permanent host,” said “Jeopardy!” leader maker Mike Richards while reporting Burton as a guest host. “Our passionate fans are telling us what they like, and we are listening. All of the guest hosts have brought individualism, energy and an authentic love of our show to each of their episodes. We look forward to sharing the rest of the season with our viewers.”
Burton will host “Jeopardy!” from July 26 to 30, trailed by David Faber (Aug. 2-6) and Joe Buck (Aug. 9-13). Burton has become the leader for some “Jeopardy!” fans to assume control over the hosting position, with a Change.org appeal presently having accumulated more than 257,000 marks.
In a interview with “Jeopardy!” posted on Saturday, Burton thought about the chance to visitor have, saying he was nervous to make that big appearance.
“I was more than nervous, I was absolutely petrified,” Burton said. “And I don’t know that that feeling ever went away.”