Aaron Rodgers is determined to make Alex Trebek proud. The NFL star donned a nice suit and stood behind the podium to host Monday. Danger!But not before honoring the legacy of the game show’s latest icon.
The 37-year-old quarterback came out on top of the show and made sure to share a sweet memory of Trebek, from when Rodgers won. Celebrity danger! in 2015.
“As a lifelong fan Danger! it’s an incredible honor to be the guest host, “Rodgers said at the beginning of the episode.” Now, I’ve had the opportunity to do a lot of amazing things, but win Celebrity danger! and being able to share the stage with legend Alex Trebek is something I will never forget. “
“Alex was a gentleman. So smart, so precise, he was in awe,” he added. “And I will work hard to honor his legacy.”
Rodgers is the latest in a string of celebrity guest presenters to take over the popular game show following Trebek’s death in November following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
While he was a charming professional in his Danger! On his debut, the Green Bay Packers quarterback couldn’t help but be taunted a bit by a contestant, who used his Final Jeopardy response to poke fun at Green Bay’s loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Championship. in january.
The controversial loss came after Packers coach Matt LaFleur opted to kick a field goal in an effort to win the game, rather than keep Rodgers on the field to try and score a touchdown.
So when it came time to reveal the 2-day reigning champion’s Final Jeopardy response, Rodgers had to do his best to maintain his composure as he read, “Who wanted to kick that field goal?”
Laughing, Rodgers replied, “That’s a great question. It should be correct, but for this game today, that is wrong.”
While his participation on the show this time is two weeks long, Rodgers recently revealed that he would be very open to the possibility of making it his full-time job.
“Yes [shaving] it is always a prerequisite for getting the full time job, no problem with that. No problem at all, “he said.” I would love to host Danger!, Yes.”
He also detailed his preparation for the concert, explaining that he “watched hours and hours and hours of episodes.”
“But I had to look from a different perspective, from Alex’s perspective,” explained Rodgers. “I couldn’t see him as a fan anymore.”
Danger! airs on weekdays. Check local listings here.