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Friday
Jun132014

"Jeopardy!" Host Alex Trebek Breaks Game Show Record

Ben Hider/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Who has hosted more episodes of a single TV game show than anyone?

The answer is Alex Trebek, the avuncular host of Jeopardy! The folks at Guinness World Records gave Trebek the award in a show that aired Friday, marking his 6,829th hosting of the show. No one has hosted more game shows, according to the organization.

The 73-year-old Canadian-American has hosted the syndicated game show Jeopardy! since 1984.

“The record can, could and probably will be broken by someone else,” he said, referring to Pat Sajak, the host of Wheel of Fortune, which appears in the time slot following Jeopardy! on many ABC stations. Sajak has hosted his show for three decades, and as Trebek noted, he’s younger at age 67, giving him more time to break the record.

Trebek is widely expected to retire at the end of the 2015-2016 season. Sony Pictures has not yet named a replacement.


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