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Is Ken Jennings Jeopardy's permanent host after his exit from The Chase?

Over the past few days, Jeopardy fans are rooting for Ken Jennings to become the show’s permanent host.

The discussion about the show’s next host has become rife after Deadline recently reported that Ken had exited the trivia game show The Chase, which he hosted for two seasons alongside James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter.

It was recently announced that the former Jeopardy champion will not be returning to his role as The Chase’s host.

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Is Ken Jennings Jeopardy’s permanent host?

While Ken has hosted the recent Jeopardy episodes, he has not been named a permanent host just yet.

Neither the game show nor Ken has revealed if he will come on board as the permanent host of Jeopardy.

Last year, it was reported by Deseret News that the game show host’s obligations with The Chase hampered his hosting schedule on Jeopardy.

Regular viewers of the show might remember that Ken was the first person to guest host the show after Alex Trebek’s passing. He hosted episodes for six weeks before stepping down.

Despite it being over a year since Alex passed away, the game show has not appointed a permanent host yet.

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Ken celebrates his 100th episode hosting Jeopardy

On March 12, many fans congratulated Ken for hosting his 100th Jeopardy episode.

“Congratulations to @KenJennings, celebrating his 100th night of hosting Jeopardy! This has been his longest streak, and we hope it continues for many games to come,” wrote a fan on Twitter.

“He really has shown himself to be the heir apparent. His knowledge and understanding of the game and the show, and his contestant empathy is wonderful I liked Buzzy but now think it should be Ken for a generation,” wrote a second fan.

After seeing a barrage of tweets congratulating him, Ken took to Twitter to address the milestone.

“Apparently tonight is my 100th time hosting Jeopardy!, which means (a) I have now hosted more games than I played, and (b) I’m just 9,950 hours away from achieving Malcolm Gladwell-style mastery,” wrote the 47-year-old.

Ken Jennings’ net worth revealed

According to the Celebrity net worth portal, the game show host is worth $4 million.

The Seattle, Washington native was a software engineer for a Salt Lake City health care staffing company in 2004. That was when he auditioned for Jeopardy!

Ken won as many as 74 games and $2.52 million, both of which were American game show records.

He was dubbed “the king of Trivia Nation” and “the Michael Jordan of trivia, the Seabiscuit of geekdom.

He has become a popular game show host and author since.

Fans want Ken to become the permanent host

Most of the show have voiced their wish to see Ken Jennings become the permanent host on the show.

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Disha is a Political Science graduate from the University of Mumbai, India, who loves languages, reading, and writing about cinema and culture. She loves finding out about the latest entertainment trends and being the first to cover celebrity news. When she's not writing about the latest trending online series, Disha enjoys running.