Jeopardy! fans want show champion Ken Jennings to replace Alex Trebek after beloved host's tragic cancer death

Jeopardy! fans are calling for the show champion Ken Jennings to replace Alex Trebek.

The game show's beloved host lost his battle with pancreatic cancer yesterday.

One social media user tweeted: "@attiba just had the biggest stroke of genius for Alex Trebek's replacement. Ken. God. Damn. Jennings. I'm in. I support that."

Another agreed: "It is sad news that Alex Trebek passed away. I would like to recommend Ken Jennings as his replacement on the show. RIP Alex!"

A third agreed: "Honestly, Ken Jennings might make a fine replacement for Alex Trebek. Ken Jennings has made an impact in the past and it would only make sense to let the most experienced man host the show, in my opinion."

Another replied: "It does. Ken Jennings has kept a strong 74-time winning streak while he was on the show, and has won the GOAT championship in 2019. He's fine enough to host as his replacement to carry the legacy."

Others commented: "Very sad to hear about Alex Trebek, the best host ever of the best game show ever. There will never be another Alex Trebek, but I sure wouldn’t mind seeing @KenJennings as his replacement."

Kim Jennings made his debut on “Jeopardy!” in 2004.

The 46-year-old competitor is the top game show winner, taking home more than $5.2 million in winnings.

He's appeared on the show 75 times since then.

Following Alex's passing Ken tweeted: "Alex wasn’t just the best ever at what he did. He was also a lovely and deeply decent man, and I’m grateful for every minute I got to spend with him.”

In an interview with TMZ Alex said he had two ideas for eventual replacements: LA Kings hockey team announcer, Alex Faust, and CNN legal analyst, Laura Coates.

He said: “There is an attorney, Laura Coates. She’s African-American and she appears on some of the cable news shows from time to time."

Laura responded tweeted: “Incredibly honored & humbled [that Jeopardy’s Alex Trebek] 1) knows who I am 2) thinks I’d be a great host of my fave game show ever that I grew up watching w/ my family & still watch w/ my own kids (who saw him say this & now think I’m a genius).”

Alex is survived by his wife Jean and their children, son Matthew, 30, and daughter Emily, 27.

He also adopted his first wife Elaine Trebek Kares’ daughter, Nicky.

Alex hosted the CBS program for over 35 years and was contracted to host Jeopardy! until 2022.

The late host will appear in prerecorded season 37 episodes.

His last show will be on Christmas.

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