Appearing on “Good Morning America,” @KenJennings discussed his new role as a consulting producer on @Jeopardy, which has adapted its set to meet updated health and safety standards ahead of tonight’s season premiere.
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Jennings explained, “The thing you’ll notice for COVID is that the individual contestant podiums are now socially distanced. And Trebek will stay at the host’s podium, instead of coming over to them.”
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“I believe we are the first quiz show to come back on the air in the COVID-19 era,” Trebek said in a statement. “On a personal level, I’m excited because it gets me out of the house. It gives me something to do on a regular basis, and I was missing that.”
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Jennings, who has won more than $4 million on the program recently graduated from contestant to consulting producer.
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Alex Trebek has ‘some regrets’ about sharing his pancreatic cancer diagnosis. Here's why.
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Alex Trebek was ‘ready to pack it in’ during cancer battle. He opens up in new memoir.
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