Get better soon, Alex!
As revealed a few minutes ago on #JeopardyLivePanel, Alex Trebek recently had knee surgery. He originally felt he was able to return to taping within a week, but was unable to. Thus, Claudia Corriere – the returning champion from December 18 – was unable to make it to taping for the December 21 episode. Her run as champion will continue in the future.
This is not an unprecedented occurrence in the history of the show: Priscilla Ball, after winning her first game in 2009, fell ill and was unable to continue her run. She returned a few months later and won a second game.
At The Jeopardy Fan, I want to wish Alex Trebek the best and I hope he is able to return to 100% as quickly as possible.
And, on Monday, you’ll see three new contestants! Good luck to all three!
Also, as you’ve probably noticed, Alex Trebek will be using a cane and will stay at his lectern as much as possible.