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JEOPARDY! fans were stunned by an "evil" resurfaced announcement about who would host after the late Alex Trebek.

The show first chose someone over Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik - but later REVERSED the decision due to his shocking scandal.

5Jeopardy! has now officially announced Ken Jennings & Mayim Bialik as hostsCredit: Getty 5But first, & 1 year ago, came the 'evil' decision that's 'strangely' still on the show's social mediaCredit: Getty

Jeopardy! is currently on summer break and is airing reruns until Season 39 is broadcast on September 12th.

Alum Ken, 48, will kick things off and host until January given the last month's official news that he will permanently split the gig with Mayim, 46.

But before Ken and Mayim, there was Mayim and Mike Richards.

In 2021 the show shockingly made its first permanent pick, the disgraced executive producer - with Mayim hosting spinoffs and specials.

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That move was rediscovered this week as it happened one year ago - and was never taken down online.

Their official 2021 tweet reads: "Announcing Mayim Bialik and Mike Richards as our new hosts of Jeopardy!

Richards will host the daily syndicated show, while Bialik will host primetime and spinoff series."

In the now-infamous image, a wide-smiled Mike was paired with Mayim against a Jeopardy! blue backdrop.

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One fan quote-tweeted the post on Thurday and wrote: "One year ago today.

"A day that will live in infamy…" one responded.

Another wrote: "Amazed they didn't delete the tweet."

A third fired off: "The look on Mike Richards face screamed 'I cant believe my evil plan actually worked.'"

And a fourth: "Whoa. With all that’s changed since then, feels much longer than a year."

A sixth simply wrote: "Too soon."


The former executive producer of the show was originally named the first official replacement for Alex, after the game show legend passed away in 2020 - via that tweet.

But Mike's run behind the podium lasted a total of one week, before he was forced to step down after controversial comments he had made in the past about his co-host Beth Triffon during his The Randumb Show podcast resurfaced.

Enter Ken as emergency replacement.

The so-called Jeopardy! G.O.A.T. joined Mayim, and the two were named interim hosts through the end of the 2021-2022 season, now officially doing so.

Less than two weeks after being replaced as host, Mike was fired from both Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune completely.

Since then, Mike has led an apparently quiet professional life - his last Instagram post was the hosting announcement.

According to The Ringer, Mike previously made controversial comments about his podcast co-host Beth Triffon.

Among other things, Mike dubbed Beth as a “booth ho,” “booth slut” and “boothstitute.”

In another episode, Mike discussed a photo of Beth and her friends as he called the group “really frumpy and overweight” and said “they all look terrible in the picture … they look fat and not good in the picture.”

He was also accused of making several racist and anti-semitic jokes, attempting to justify them as humor.

After his resignation, Mayim's role was expanded. And Ken came on board as well.


Under the original 2021 tweet, fans were furious even then - one writing: "Ken Jennings robbed and he keeps his hands to himself."

Another wrote: "Should've been LeVar."

It was later claimed by that fan-favorite guest host - LeVar Burton - that Mike put off letting Levar even try hosting because he seemed to be angling for it from the inside.

Many celebrities got a chance guest-hosting for a week before Mike was picked, including LeVar.

But the Reading Rainbow figure alleged he called Mike - who had the top job at Jeopardy, executive producer - early on in the process to gush about how much he loves the game show and wanted to put his hat in the ring.

LeVar told The Ringer on the call: “[Mike] told me later that he didn’t believe me. He didn’t sense in that call my passion.”

Along with agreeing with the reporter that that’s “interesting and surprising,” he added that Mike had even told him at the time that the producer “was not interested in the job.”

The 65-year-old said that Mike told him that it was just “his job to help them find the right person for this job” and told him these things “twice.”

It wasn’t until fans created a massive online petition for LeVar to come Jeopardy!’s new host that LeVar called Mike up again to convince him that his “passion was genuine.”

He added: “It was only scandal that forced Sony Pictures Television to go in a different direction. 

“In fact, they tried to keep him on. I mean, I don’t need to rehash the chain of events. 

LeVar said he also partially agreed with some fan’s thinking that he was “duped by the process” a bit, saying “it was not a competition to find a new host, really, because the fix was always in.”

“It really wasn’t what they said it was. And so my conclusion is I got what I asked for: I got a tryout, I got a chance to guest host.”

After the buttoned-up Mike had everything unfurl for him, Season 38 resulted in great reception for his replacement, Ken.


When 39 begins, Ken will host from September 12th to January.

Mayim will then take over the reins in January and host until the end of the season - as much as she is available.

The Big Bang Theory actress will balance her hosting duties while filming her Fox comedy, Call Me Kat.

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Mayim will also host Celebrity Jeopardy! while Ken will host the Second Chance Tournament - the cast of which was announced last week - and the Tournament of Champions is being announced Monday.

The pair were officially announced by Jeopardy!, much like the 2021 reversed riotous decision - with a split-screen of him and Mayim and they are poised to present at the podium for years to come.

5Mike Richards was announced as the host of Jeopardy! 1 year ago this week with Mayim Bialik hosting specials & spinoffsCredit: Twitter/buzzerblog 5The show never deleted their tweet announcing him as the replacement for Alex Trebek before they reversed itCredit: Twitter/ Ottawa Senators 5Mike stepped down when his sexist remarks emerged but Levar Burton - another contender - since said the former producer even 'fixed' the raceCredit: ABC

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Khloe Kardashian fuels fan concern with her ‘shockingly thin’ legs as she parties with Kylie Jenner in worrying new clip

KHLOE Kardashian has fueled fan concern by showing off her "shockingly thin" frame while partying with her sister Kylie Jenner.

The Kardashians star, 38, displayed her slim legs in a tight minidress as she took a shot with Kylie, 25, in the backseat of a car.

5Khloe Kardashian showed off her 'shockingly thin' frame while partying with her sister Kylie JennerCredit: Instagram/Khloe Kardashian 5She wore a skintight dress and glittery bootsCredit: Instagram/Khloe Kardashian

In a video posted on Khloe's Instagram Stories, she and Kylie said, "I love you," to each other.

They then downed a shot of their sister Kendall's 818 tequila.

Khloe praised the drink afterward, remarking: "You really don't need a chaser."

The video was shared on an Instagram fan account, where Khloe's followers shared their concern over her dramatic weight loss.

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One wrote, "Her legs are TINY now!!!" while another added: "She is shockingly thin I really think she needs to get help."

The Hulu star has been showing off her shrinking frame on social media and on the red carpet.

Fans have been voicing theories that her weight loss is due to her heartbreak over her baby daddy Tristan Thompson's love child scandal.

Tristan welcomed a son named Theo, now five months old, with Marale Nichols, 31, back in December 2021.

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He had an affair with Maralee when he was supposedly mutually exclusive with Khloe - with whom he shares a daughter True and a baby son. 

During the season premiere of The Kardashians, Khloe detailed the heartbreaking aftermath of her ex's paternity scandal.

Khloe confirmed that she was unaware of her ex's infidelity and was informed when documents were leaked to the press.

By that point, she had already decided to have another baby via a surrogate with Tristan, revealing that they had done an embryo transfer days earlier.

"I mean it’s supposed to be a really exciting, amazing time and it’s just a different experience, I think. It's been so hard. I don't want to celebrate anything," Khloe sobbed to the camera.

Khloe also claimed that Tristan knew about his love child in July 2021 but pushed the TV star to have another baby anyway.

“I found out about Tristan’s situation the first week of December," she confessed.

“It’s just so close. I wouldn’t want anyone to think I did this after the fact. Why would I want to have a baby with someone who is having a baby with somebody else? I’m not that much of a sociopath. I’m a lunatic, but not that f***ing deranged.”

Khloe appeared to put aside her hurt feelings over Tristan's unfaithful ways when their baby boy was born.

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Cameras captured the moment in the delivery room when the surrogate gave birth in August.

"I am so grateful. It's such a beautiful gift that we're able to have," Khloe gushed over the little one.

5Khloe has sparked fears with her weight lossCredit: Instagram / @malika 5Fans think it's down to Tristan Thompson's cheating scandalCredit: Getty 5Khloe and Tristan have two children together (seen with their daughter True, four)Credit: Instagram
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