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RuPaul wants to host Jeopardy! after Mike Richards’ controversial exit

RuPaul has thrown his hat in the ring to become the next host of Jeopardy! following Mike Richards’ controversial exit from the programme.

Earlier this month, it was announced that Mike, an executive producer on Jeopardy!, had been hired to host the series, alongside The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik, who will present primetime and spin-off specials of the quiz show.

The announcement came following the death of Alex Trebek at the age of 80 in November 2020, who began hosting Jeopardy! in 1984.

However, just days after it emerged that Mike would be taking the helm, he stepped down from the role after disparaging comments he made about women, Jewish people and Haiti resurfaced.

For months, fans have been discussing who they would like to see as the new presenter, with many expressing support for LeVar Burton, who guest hosted this summer.

Another name that has cropped up is none other than RuPaul, who addressed Mike’s departure as host of Jeopardy! while guest hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

Could RuPaul be in with a chance? (Picture: Jimmy Kimmel Live!/ABC)

During a segment titled ‘Gayer News’, the head judge of RuPaul’s Drag Race explained to the audience that ‘Jeopardy! is still seeking a new host after producer Mike Richards stepped away from the job last week’.

‘Sources say the show is now looking for someone with poise, authority and natural intelligence. In Gayer News… I’m right here bitch!’ RuPaul said.

The audience in the studio applauded RuPaul’s suggestion, with several people on Twitter also expressing their view that the drag queen would make a brilliant replacement on the quiz show.

‘I vote RuPaul for Jeopardy host.#Jeopardy #RuPaul,’ one person tweeted recently.

‘Serious question. Why wasn’t @RuPaul given a shot at guest hosting @Jeopardy?’ someone else said.

So could RuPaul end up sashaying his way to Jeopardy?

Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs on ABC in the US.

Credit: Original article published here.

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