Those who know me know I don’t miss an episode of Jeopardy. If I can’t see it live, it’s being recorded. So I couldn’t be happier to know that host Alex Trebek has completed chemo and is heading to the studios!
The show confirmed Thursday on social media that the longtime host of the quiz show is “back in action.” The 79-year-old will be the one presenting the clues when the 36th season premieres Sept. 9.
Alex is back in action! Join him on September 9 for the premiere of Season 36. pic.twitter.com/Vdv9t9vxDE
— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) August 29, 2019
In the video that accompanied the announcement, Trebek shares that he’s also finished treatment. “I’ve gone through a lot of chemotherapy and, thankfully, that is now over,” Trebek said. “I’m on the mend, and that’s all I can hope for right now.”
Trebek, who’s hosted the show since it first aired in 1984, was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer in March. Three months later, he announced that chemotherapy had already begun to shrink his tumors. He never missed an episode of the syndicated show.