I’ll take difficult jobs for $1,000.
Actor LeVar Burton says he’s jumped out of airplanes and walked over scorching coals.
But little ready him for the stress of hosting “Jeopardy!”
“This was a real challenge,” the actor told The Associated Press.
Even his spouse and make-up artist, Stephanie Cozart Burton, was not impressed by his preliminary effort.
“I got here backstage after taping the primary episode and I mentioned to Stephanie, ‘Well, how did I do?’
“She said, ‘ehhh.’”
Burton, identified for his roles in “Roots,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “Reading Rainbow,” is one of a number of celebrities brazenly vying to switch the enduring Alex Trebek as host of “Jeopardy!”
Trebek hosted the present from 1984 till his dying in November 2020. Art Fleming led “Jeopardy!” within the Nineteen Sixties and Seventies and is the present’s solely different full-time host.
Burton obtained simply sooner or later of rehearsal earlier than taping 5 episodes in sooner or later. Those exhibits will air this week, beginning Monday. Other celebrities who’ve tried out for the job embrace Katie Couric, Dr. Mehmet Oz and Aaron Rodgers.
Burton’s effort to develop into the subsequent full-time host was boosted by a web based petition that generated greater than 250,000 signatures.
The present is far totally different when you get behind the rostrum, mentioned…