LeVar Burton has taken to Twitter to let or not it’s identified that he want to be the following host of Jeopardy, tersely signal-boosting a Change.org petition to that effect started by fans. The petition, which was began again in November, is as of this writing now experiencing a resurgence doubtless resulting from Burton’s bump, and in addition climbing steadily in direction of its aim of 200,000 up to now digital signatures as of this writing.
Since former host Alex Trebek’s loss of life in November, a rotation of visitor hosts have briefly stepped in to command the rostrum and take contestant solutions phrased within the type of questions. The present visitor host is Inexperienced Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who began on April 5 and can steer 10 episodes. Future visitor hosts afterwards will embody TV personalities Katie Couric and Dr. Mehmet Oz, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, actress Mayim Bialik, and Right now host Savannah Guthrie. Whereas no official successor has but been named, long-time Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings had stepped in first as interim host.
After a surge of 11,000 signatures in lower than three days again when it was first posted on-line, the petition organizers stated it was began “hoping possibly we might ultimately be capable of ultimately get a number of thousand signatures to indicate the producers how a lot love there’s for LeVar.” Along with the love, it is also a fairly forehead-slapping nice and apparent selection to provide Burton the gig. The actor has lengthy since broadened his platform right into a confirmed education-minded performer, internet hosting Studying Rainbow for 23 years.