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    This Old Interview Of Alex Trebek Naming His Potential "Jeopardy" Successor Is Going Viral After Mike Richards Stepped Down As The New Host

    Interesting how she never got a chance to guest-host...👀

    Mike Richards has announced that he will be stepping down as the newly named host of Jeopardy.

    Mike Richards holding an Emmy Award in front of the Jeopardy! logo on set
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    The producer came under fire because of claims that he created a toxic work culture at The Price Is Right, as well as for newly resurfaced sexist comments he made on a podcast between 2013 and 2014.

    Mike on the red carpet of an awards show in a tuxedo
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    In light of the new developments, a 2018 interview in which Alex Trebek named whom he would want to replace him has gone viral.

    Alex Trebek in a formal suit and bow tie
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    Alex sat down with Harvey Levin on Fox News' Objectified and said LA Kings announcer Alex Faust was an option for him.

    Alex Faust smiling at a hockey game
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    He was asked specifically what woman he would be interested in taking his place, and he said Laura Coates.

    Who Alex Trebek wanted to replace him. It’s all coming together now…

    Twitter: @wyntermitchell

    "There is an attorney, Laura Coates, she's African American, and she appears on some of the cable news shows from time to time," he said.

    Laura on the red carpet of the White House Correspondents' Association dinner
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    Back in 2018, Laura actually tweeted her excitement over the endorsement:

    Incredibly honored & humbled @Jeopardy Alex Trebek 1) knows who I am 2) thinks I'd be a great host of my fave game show ever that I grew up watching w/ my family & still watch w/ my own kids (who saw him say this & now think I'm a genius) #Dying https://t.co/qdMxWc9g5e via @TMZ

    However, when it came time for guest-hosting spots after Alex's death, only one Black woman was chosen, Robin Roberts.

    Robin Roberts in a striped sleeveless dress
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    Laura seemingly responded to this resurfaced news with a tweet.

    One of my favorite #AlexTrebek quotes. #WednesdayWisdom

    Twitter: @thelauracoates

    Now, with a new spot to fill, maybe there is still a chance to see a woman of color in the hosting seat.

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