JEOPARDY! fans slammed “terrible host” Ken Jennings as he took over in the first show since Alex Trebek’s tragic cancer death.
Viewers took to Twitter to say they were less than pleased with the 46-year-old’s hosting while he made his debut as interim host on Monday’s episode of the game show.
Ken made his debut as the interim host of Jeopardy! on Monday[/caption]
It was the first episode to air without Alex since his tragically died[/caption]
Fans called Ken a ‘terrible host’[/caption]
One person wrote: “Wow, Ken Jennings is a terrible host.”
Another fan added: “Ken Jennings is awful.”
A third viewer chimed in: “Is it really as bad as it seems or am I just angry abt life rn?? Bc im giving a huuuugeeee NOOOOOOOOO to Ken Jennings.”
A number of fans agreed that Ken was not the right person to follow in Alex’s footsteps, as someone else said: “Ken Jennings is NOT the right replacement for Alex Trebek. He’s terrible.”
The criticisms continued as a following person wrote: “It’s really weird seeing Ken Jennings host Jeopardy. Not sure I’ll ever get used to not having Trebek around.”
One viewer called Ken ‘awful’[/caption]
Another fan gave Ken a ‘huge no’[/caption]
One viewer called the interim host ‘terrible’[/caption]
Fans seemed to agree that Ken could never replace Alex[/caption]
Another fan added: “I’m watching #Jeopardy with my dad and I think I actually hate Ken jennings’s voice.”
Others criticized Ken for “reading the clues too fast.’
Ken’s debut as host came just days after Alex’s last episode aired on Friday.
Alex hosted Jeopardy! for 36 years before passing away from pancreatic cancer at the age of 80 on November 8.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Jean, 56, and their children Emily and Matthew.
One person said they ‘hate’ Ken’s voice[/caption]
Some fans said Ken read the clues ‘too fast’[/caption]
Alex tragically passed away in November[/caption]
The host also shared adopted daughter Nicky with ex-wife, Elaine.
Fans will remember Ken as a former contestant who’s won more than $4 million on the show.
It was announced in November on the Jeopardy! Twitter account that Ken would be a temporary guest host for the show when production resumed on November 30.
Over the years, Ken has become a fan favorite and is known for holding the longest winning streak on the game show with 74 wins.
Once Ken’s reign as interim host comes to an end, journalist Katie Couric will serve as the show’s host for a week.
Ken has won the game show 74 times[/caption]
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Ken is not stranger to controversy, as fans of the game show previously slammed him for writing a “cruel” tweet about people in wheelchairs.
He originally shared the insensitive tweet over six years ago on September 22nd, 2014, which read: “Nothing sadder than a hot person in a wheelchair.”
Fans took to Twitter to slam Ken for the tweet after it resurfaced on social media.
Ken was previously under fire for posting an insensitive tweet[/caption]