Aaron Rodgers announced today that he’ll be guest hosting an episode of “Jeopardy.”
“One of my idols growing up was Alex Trebek,” Rodgers said, while being interviewed on “The Pat McAfee Show.” “They’re doing some guest hosting spots, and … I had the opportunity to be one of those.”
Jeopardy has yet to officially confirm Rodgers’ hosting. The show aired its first episode without the recently-deceased Trebek on Monday. Ken Jennings, holder of the longest “Jeopardy” winning streak of all time, served as the first of a series of guest hosts.
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After the McAfee show announcement, Rodgers spoke to the media Tuesday afternoon.
“I think I may have jumped the gun a little bit so I apologize to ‘Jeopardy’ if they wanted to announce it,” he said. “It just went down the last couple of days, us figuring it out. It is very exciting.”
Rodgers appeared on “Celebrity Jeopardy” in 2015. He took home a victory, defeating then-astronaut, now Senator Mark Kelly and Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary. His win raised $50,000 for Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer. He also wore a sweater that was very nice.