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The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Balik makes history as new Jeopardy! host alongside Mike Richards

Jeopardy! makes historic move and announces Mayim Bialik will share hosting duties with Mike Richards (Picture: NBC / Jeopardy/Instagram)

The new host of Jeopardy! has been confirmed, and viewers are going to see Mike Richards and Mayim Bialik taking the helm following the death of Alex Trebek.

Yep, Mike has been confirmed to host the long-running daily syndicated program following recent speculation.

However, fans will be surprised to learn that The Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik will host primetime and spin-off specials of the famed quiz show.

The Call Me Kat star was among the standouts of the guest hosts who took on two-week stints starting in January after the final Trebek-hosted shows aired.

Ravi Ahuja, Chairman of Global Television Studios and Corporate Development for Sony Pictures, said in a statement: ‘We are thrilled to begin the next chapter of America’s Favorite Quiz Show with Mike hosting our daily show and Mayim hosting new versions of Jeopardy!

‘We took this decision incredibly seriously. A tremendous amount of work and deliberation has gone into it, perhaps more than has ever gone into the selection of hosts for a show – deservedly so because it’s Jeopardy! and we are following the incomparable Alex Trebek.’

Credit: Original article published here.

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