Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Alex Trebek names TWO possible replacements as he steps down in 2 years

When asked who he thought could replace him, the veteran broadcaster came up with two suggestions.    

‘I mentioned to our producer not so long ago that the fellow that does play-by-play for the Los Angeles Kings – they should consider him,’ Trebek said, referring to Alex Faust.

Faust tweeted that he was ‘flattered by Mr. Trebek’s kind words,’ and thrilled to learn the host is a Kings fan.

Trebek also said: ‘There is an attorney, Laura Coates. She’s African-American and she appears on some of the cable news shows from time to time.’

Coates tweeted that she was ‘incredibly honored and humbled’ that Trebek not only knows who she is, but thinks she’d be a ‘great host of my fave game show ever.’

On top of his recent brain issues, In 2012 Trebek also suffered a mild heart attack.

In 2015, he needed to host Jeopardy! sitting down due to a knee replacement that he underwent.

He has hosted some of the most popular game shows of the twentieth century in the US and Canada during his career and was recently named an Officer of the Order of Canada for services to broadcasting.