‘Jeopardy!’: LeVar Burton shares petition to safe guest-hosting spot

'Jeopardy!': LeVar Burton shares petition to secure guest-hosting spot

2021-04-08 08:39:56

Studying Rainbow” host LeVar Burton has as soon as once more joined the refrain calling for him to guest-host “Jeopardy!

For the reason that tragic loss of life of host Alex Trebek, the sport present has seen a slew of particular visitor emcees, together with Katie Couric, Mayim Bialik, Aaron Rodgers and extra.

For a while now, followers have been calling for Burton, 64, to be given a shot on the present. A petition started circulating on-line after Trebek’s loss of life, calling Burton to get an opportunity.

On Monday, the “Star Trek: Generations” actor shared the petition on Twitter, hoping to rack up a couple of extra signatures.

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“Leaving this right here within the occasion the powers that be are listening…” he wrote within the tweet.

The web message has up to now obtained over 42,000 likes and properly over 10,000 retweets.

“Between internet hosting 21 seasons of the academic Studying Rainbow, enjoying the brainiac engineer Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: the Subsequent Technology, and filling the roll of Kunta Kinte within the ever essential mini-series Roots, LeVar Burton has impressed and formed the minds of a number of generations of trivia-loving nerds. This petition is to point out Sony Photos Leisure Inc. and producers Mike Richards and Harry Friedman simply how a lot love the general public has for Burton, and the way a lot we might all like to see him as the subsequent host of Jeopardy!” the petition reads.

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Up to now, the petition has obtained 181,884 signatures with a aim of reaching 200,000.

This is not the primary time Burton has shared the petition. He initially did so in November 2020 after it was created.

“Even when nothing comes from it, I can not inform you how a lot I admire your entire love and assist!” Burton wrote, together with a hyperlink to the petition.

LeVar Burton shared a web based petition to safe himself a guest-hosting spot on ‘Jeopardy!.’ (Getty Photos)

In a second tweet, he reiterated his appreciation but additionally shared a notice in honor of Trebek and his household.

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“In fact whereas I am flattered by the petition, my ideas are undoubtedly with Alex Trebeck’s (sic) household and his tens of millions of followers and the devastating lack of this irreplaceable legend,” he wrote, together with the hashtag #LongLiveAlex.

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Reps for “Jeopardy!” didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.

Fox Information’ Melissa Roberto contributed to this report.


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