By THE “DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD” TEAM
Saturday June 14, 2014 @ 10:30am PDT
The Guinness World Records named Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek with the benchmark “most game show episodes hosted by the same presenter.”
Trebek has hosted a whopping 6,829 episodes of Jeopardy! since he took the job in 1984. Trebek was given the title Friday night. ”It’s a quality program that I never have to apologize for when I meet people,” said Trebek about his tenure, while noting that the record isn’t a lifetime achievement, “It’s the kind of record that can be replaced by someone else in a few years. There might be another host that comes along who will out do me if he or she is on a program that turns out to be as popular as Jeopardy!”
The 73-year old Trebek is a native of Sudbury Ontario, and was a newscaster and sportscaster with the CBC before hitting in big in the US.