Six years after his impressive win on Celebrity Jeopardy, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is returning to the ionic quiz show to serve as a guest host.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Rodgers will host Jeopardy for two consecutive weeks, beginning the week of April 5:
Being able to host Jeopardy is a special moment for Rodgers, who called Alex Trebek “one of my idols growing up.”
Trebek famously hosted Jeopardy from 1984 to 2020, with his final episode as host airing on Jan. 8, 2021.
He died on Nov. 8, 2020, from pancreatic cancer. Despite being diagnosed with the illness in early 2019, Trebek continued to host until his death.
Rodgers tweeted the following in honor of Trebek after his death:
No full-time replacement for Trebek has been named thus far, but Jeopardy has announced several guest hosts who will be filling in for the foreseeable future.
Ken Jennings, who is arguably the greatest Jeopardy contestant of all time, was the first person to step in as an interim host in January.
Along with Rodgers, some of the celebrities slated to take on guest-hosting duties include actress Mayim Bialik, talk show host Dr. Oz and television news anchors Katie Couric and Anderson Cooper.