In a new interview, George Stephanopoulos opened up about the possibility of him hosting ‘Jeopardy!’ whenever Alex Trebek leaves the popular game show.
George Stephanopoulos, 59, would potentially be down to host Jeopardy! If the opportunity ever presents itself. As of right now, there are no plans for current host, Alex Trebek, to actually leave the show. However, when the day does come, George is admittedly interested in the position, he told Howard Stern during an interview on the host’s SiriusXM radio show on May 13. Howard pointed out that he thinks George would have the “intellectual capacity” to host the game show, which has been done by Alex since 1984.
“I think it would be a lot of fun, but I like what I’m doing, too,” George, who co-hosts Good Morning America and works as a chief anchor for ABC News, said. “I am not going to be Shermanesque about it. It’s a great show. It’s very flattering. Big shoes to fill.” Howard urged George to consider it, though. He pointed out that hosting Jeopardy! certainly wouldn’t “damage [George’s] reputation” because it’s “for brighter people”