Alex Trebek Says He Knows How He's Going to Handle "Jeopardy!" Exit

January 3, 2020

In an interview on Thursday night, Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek says he’s already rehearsed what he’s going to say to the audience on his final show, the AP reports. The longtime host of the popular TV game show announced that he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March of 2019, but that he would continue to host as long as he was able, and is still currently in the job. But Trebek told ABC that he plans to ask the show's director to leave him 30 seconds at the end of his final show, whenever that comes. “I will say my goodbyes and I will tell people, ’Don’t ask me who’s going to replace me because I have no say whatsoever. But I’m sure that if you give them the same love and attention and respect that you have shown me...then they will be a success and the show will continue being a success,″ he said. “And until we meet again, God bless you and goodbye.” Trebek has hosted the show since 1984.