Former ‘Jeopardy!’ Winner James Holzhauer Makes Fun Of Show For Hiring 2 Hosts

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Jeopardy! fans were surprised when the show announced that they hired two new hosts to replace the late Alex Trebek. Executive producer Mike Richards will host the daily show while actress Mayim Bialik will host primetime specials and a spinoff series.

Former Jeopardy! champion James Holzhauer roasted the show on Twitter after the news broke. He tweeted, “Also new for next season: contestants can submit two Final Jeopardy responses in case the first one causes public backlash.”

James Holzhauer roasts ‘Jeopardy!’ over hiring two new hosts

Also new for next season: contestants can submit two Final Jeopardy responses in case the first one causes public backlash https://t.co/97k5INXKR6

— James Holzhauer (@James_Holzhauer) August 11, 2021

He was referring to the news that Mike Richards was involved in past discrimination lawsuits when he was the producer on The Price Is Right. He said that allegations do not “reflect the reality of who I am,” and said that he was not involved in the decision to become the host of Jeopardy!

RELATED: ‘Jeopardy!’ Officially Names Its Permanent Hosts

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LOS ANGELES – JAN 8: James Holzhauer at the ABC Winter TCA Party Arrivals at the Langham Huntington Hotel on January 8, 2020 in Pasadena, CA / carrie-nelson/Image Collect

The decision-makers at Jeopardy! did not share that they would be considering two hosts prior to the announcement. Mayim also spoke out about the controversy on Twitter. She shared, “If you don’t like me as the new host of Jeopardy!, I’m sorry. I love LeVar Burton.”

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Mike Richards in the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Press Room, Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA 06-16-13 / s_bukley/Image Collect

She is referring to LeVar Burton lobbying to become the next host and admitting that he would be devasted if he wasn’t chosen. So far, he has not spoken out about the new hosts or the decision.

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BEVERLY HILLS, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA – NOVEMBER 18: Actress Mayim Bialik arrives at the Saban Community Clinic’s 43rd Annual Dinner Gala held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 18, 2019 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Image Press Agency/Image Collect)

However, he did pin his previous tweet to his Twitter page that read, “I have said many times over these past weeks that no matter the outcome, I’ve won. The outpouring of love and support from family, friends, and fans alike has been incredible! If love is the ultimate blessing and I believe that it is, I am truly blessed beyond measure. 🙏🏾

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