The 45-year-old executive producer and former game show host impressed fans with his charming personality and good looks
Danger! fans may have just found their new favorite interim host.
The 45-year-old former game show host impressed fans with his charming personality and good-looking looks, with many asking him to perform full-time in the aftermath of Alex Trebekpassed away last year.
“Could Mike Richard’s name be put in the hat for new host? EP and guest presenter tonight. Nice voice, easy on the eyes, has charm,” wrote one Twitter user.
“I think @Jeopardy can stop looking for Alex Trebek’s replacement because their executive producer / temporary host – Mike Richards – is a FOX !!! I don’t want to look at anyone else …” wrote another.
“I love him. LOVE him,” added another fan.
Another viewer pointed out the value of not having a “ celebrity host, ” which Richards called “ not overbearing or disruptive and perfectly pleasant. ”
And one fan called it the “best option” for taking over hosting tasks.
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While Richards managed to quickly win over audiences with his natural ease, the executive producer said USA Today that he only found out he was coming in days before filming.
“I didn’t know I was going to do it until three days earlier, so I hadn’t prepared myself to host the way I know other guest hosts are,” he said. ‘So a lot had to be unpacked. Besides, I only had one suit, so there was a bit of scrambling there. ‘
“It was a lot of fun; humiliation doesn’t begin to describe the feeling. It hit me like a lot of stones when Johnny Gilbert announced my name, “he added.” Of course, that’s the last thing you hear when you walk away … and it was overwhelming at the time. ‘
Along with Jennings and Richards, journalists Savannah Guthrie and Anderson Cooper as well as Drs. Mehmet Oz and Sanjay Gupta are tapped to host. Katie Couric, The Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, actress Mayim Bialik and journalist Bill Whitaker are also on the line-up for this season.
Trebek’s last episode like Danger! presenter was filmed in October and broadcast in early January.
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