Alex Trebek Says He Won’t Retire as Jeopardy! Host 'in the Near Future'

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Alex Trebek isn’t letting his age—he’s 79—or last year’s stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis get in the way of his Jeopardy! hosting duties.

Trebek, who has hosted the hit syndicated game show since 1984, said that whenever he does step down, he already knows how he’ll say farewell in the concluding 30 seconds of his final episode. However, “I don’t foresee that 30-second moment coming up in the near future,” he said today at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour in Pasadena, Calif.



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