Ken Jennings Exits ‘The Chase’, Could He Become ‘Jeopardy!’ Full-Time Host?

Ken Jennings, The Chase
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The case for Jeopardy!‘s full-time host may be in jeopardy no more as Ken Jennings has stepped away from The Chase at ABC.

The current Jeopardy! guest-host joined ABC’s game show alongside his fellow Jeopardy! alums James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter when the show debuted in 2021. But now he’s taking a step back as teased by Holzhauer who tweeted, “By popular demand, The Chase is now 100% @KenJennings-free.”

Meanwhile, Jennings responded by saying, “I’m already missing all the lovely folks at @TheChaseABC, and the great trivia minds, and James.” The exit coincides with Jennings recent milestone of hosting 100 Jeopardy! games, something he commemorated a few nights before the mention of his exit from The Chase.

Apparently tonight is my 100th time hosting Jeopardy!,” Jennings wrote on March 11, “which means (a) I have now hosted more games than I played, and (b) I’m just 9,950 hours away from achieving Malcolm Gladwell-style mastery.” With plenty of Jeopardy! episode sunder his hosting belt, Jennings has more than enough experience to take over as he currently shares duties with Mayim Bialik who previously was designated primetime hosting rights.

While it’s mere speculation at this point that Ken will be the full-time host on Jeopardy! moving forward, it would seem fans of the series are on the same mindset. Whether it’s his ongoing presence or Jennings’ association to Jeopardy!, something just fits right for viewers. See what they’re saying about Jennings potentially taking over full-time, below, and stay tuned for any possible updates.

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