‘Jeopardy’ Fans Cannot Stop Talking About Alex Trebek’s New Beard
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Recently, Jeopardy posted a promo to advertise their upcoming 35th season. Can you believe the show has been on for that long? Many people had speculated that Alex Trebek, long-time host of Jeopardy, was going to retire. People were excited that he was featured in the promo but were more excited about something else.
In the promo, Trebek has a full beard. In a video that was posted on Jeopardy’s social media, Trebek says that fans shouldn’t be surprised by his return to Jeopardy or his beard, but they should be surprised by some of the exciting changes for the show’s 35th season.
Alex Trebek: "I'll take Sexy Jeopardy Hosts with new beards for $1,000."
Jeopardy producer: "How many times is he going to make that joke today…." pic.twitter.com/FTHjYyRrWx
— CogginToboggan (@CogginToboggan) September 10, 2018
The video was supposed to provoke people to start talking about the show, but it seems people were still talking about Trebek’s beard. Let’s take a look back throughout the seasons. This wasn’t the first time he had a beard.
When Trebek first started hosting the show in the 1980s, Trebek had a thick mustache. He kept this look until the early 2000s when he had a clean-shaven face. The mustache showed up again in 2014.
“In 2001, I shaved my mustache on a whim,” he told People in September 2014. “This year I had a two-and-a-half-month period where we were not taping a show, so I grew it back on another whim. I like to keep my life simple.”
About a month later, the mustache was gone again. Fans of the show are hilariously keeping up with his grooming habits, but that isn’t all there is to look forward to during the 35th season of the show.
Stay tuned for a surprise bigger than the beard. pic.twitter.com/YOU8idWSou
— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) September 8, 2018
The 35th season premiered on Monday, September 10, 2018. Jeopardy announced that this season will feature All-Star Games which will allow fans to see their favorite players join forces as teams. The team version of the game will air in February and March.
There will be 18 contestants returning to play in six teams of three players each, with one Team Captain for each team. The Team Captains are some of the most notable names to ever play the game: Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter, Julia Collins, Austin Rogers, Colby Burnett, and Buzzy Cohen. Roster players are Leonard Cooper, Roger Craig, Jennifer Giles, Ben Ingram, Matt Jackson, Alex Jacob, Larissa Kelly, Alan Lin, David Madden, Pam Mueller, Monica Thieu, and Seth Wilson.
The teams will be determined by a live draft event hosted by Trebek himself. The draft is set to take place on September 22, 2018, at 10 a.m. PT on Facebook Live. This season will also feature a Jeopardy All-Star Games Fantasy League for fans.
What do you think of Alex Trebek’s beard and the new updates to the popular, long-running show? Will you be watching?
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