Jeopardy! Fans Choose New Host after Mayim Bialik Disappoints
After Mayim Bialik’s slow hosting pace was deemed “annoying,” fans of Jeopardy! have been begging for a new host who can keep the show engaging and fast-paced. The ideal candidate, according to social media, is none other than George Stephanopoulos.
The call for George came after he appeared on an episode of Jeopardy! Masters, where he was featured as an answer to a question about actor Michael J. Fox. Fans watched as contestant James Holzhauer correctly guessed George as the answer, prompting laughs from the GMA hosts.
Many fans have taken their desire for a new host to Instagram, where they’ve begged George to take the role. One fan wrote, “George would be the perfect host for Jeopardy!”
While fans are excited about the possibility of George as the new host, they’ve been left frustrated with Mayim Bialik’s hosting style. Critics have compared her slow pace to that of Ken Jennings, resulting in fans taking to Twitter to express their disappointment.
During a recent episode, Mayim’s pauses in deeming contestants correct left viewers ready to turn off the TV. One fan tweeted, “If Mayim Bialik doesn’t stop hesitating when answering the questions on Jeopardy, I’m going to stick my remote control right through my eye.”
While Jeopardy! Masters might be over for now, fans are eagerly waiting for the next potential host to be announced. With George Stephanopoulos at the top of the list, it remains to be seen if he’ll take the reigns of this beloved show.