The 45-year-old former game show host is the current executive producer of Jeopardy and he stepped in this week as they weren’t able to find a celebrity guest host for the week.
“I didn’t know I was going to be doing it until three days before, and so I had not prepared myself to host in the way that I know other guest hosts are. So there was just a lot to unpack. Plus, I also only owned one suit, so there was a little bit of scrambling there,” Mike told USA Today. “It was very fun; humbling doesn’t begin to describe the feeling. It hit me like a ton of bricks when Johnny Gilbert announced my name. That’s of course the last thing you hear when you start to walk out. … and it was overwhelming in the moment.”
Watch an interview with Mike below.
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Read what people are saying on Twitter below!
— Nia (@escambiNIA) February 23, 2021
I think @Jeopardy can stop looking for Alex Trebek’s replacement because their executive producer / temporary host – Mike Richards – is a FOX!!! I don’t wanna look at anyone else… pic.twitter.com/FjvlxFQEBN
— Ryan (@thisismeryan13) February 23, 2021
"Hi, I'm Mike Richards, and you may know me from such episodes of Jeopardy! as, 'Thank God It's Not Dr. Oz's Week' and 'Who the Hell is This Young Man? At Least He's Handsome.'"#Jeopardy pic.twitter.com/yoUgv4u6qg
— Fake Jeopardy! Stories (@fake_jeopardy) February 23, 2021
Mike Richards is doing a good job. He has a nice voice to read the clues- it's very soothing! #jeopardy
— Liv (@stevenrogered) February 23, 2021
mike richards should be the permanent jeopardy host. i really think he’s the best option.
— julia (@juliafreyer) February 23, 2021
I vote for Mike Richards as the permanent @Jeopardy host
— Jennifer Nagy Renna (@jennagy) February 23, 2021
I vote for Mike Richards as permanent Jeopardy host. (Sorry, Ken 😬)
— Ian Forster (@IanJForster) February 23, 2021
not me simping for the new jeopardy host , executive producer Mike Richards
— balkan blood pagan (@Sanyasunn) February 23, 2021
2 minutes in and I already wish Mike Richards would be the new permanent host of #Jeopardy.
— Elliott I'm Here for the Scrollenfreude (@theshenerd) February 23, 2021
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