Ken Jennings thanks late Alex Trebek as his time hosting 'Jeopardy' comes to an end

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By RADIO.COM

And that’s a wrap on Ken Jennings.

Friday’s episode of “Jeopardy!” marked the end of a run for the “Greatest of All Time” contestant and consulting producer.

The 46-year-old was the game show's first guest host following Alex Trebek’s death.

Jennings reflected on his time as host thanking those who tuned in to watch him during the two-month stint.

"That's a wrap on my six weeks of @Jeopardy guest hosting," Jennings wrote on Twitter alongside a photo of himself on-set.

He also took time to thank beloved host Trebek, who passed away in November at the age of 80 after battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

"Thanks for watching, thanks for your patience with a tough learning curve... and, as always, thank you Alex,” he noted.

He also encouraged viewers to tune into future episodes, which will feature a “carousel of surprise guest hosts.”

Those guest hosts include journalists Savannah Guthrie, Katie Couric, Anderson Cooper, and Bill Whitaker, doctors Mehmet Oz and Sanjay Gupta, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and “The Big Bang Theory” actress Mayim Bialik.

Each stars’ turn as host will also help raise funds for their favorite charities.

“As a part of each guest host’s appearance, a donation will be made to a charity of their choice,” the show previously said in a press release. “The amount donated will equal the cumulative winnings of the contestants that compete during the weeks they serve as guest host.”

First up, however, is Mike Richards, “Jeopardy!” and “Wheel of Fortune” executive producer.

Richards, who previously hosted multiple shows such as “Beauty and the Geek” and “Pyramid,” will take a spot at the lectern right after Jennings from February 22 until March 5.

After that, the rotating interim hosts will take the lead.

"Alex was a legend, revered by all of us," Richards previously said in a statement, adding, "I want to thank our guest hosts, who will not only help all of us celebrate his great legacy, but also bring their own touch to the show."

Trebek's final episode was filmed in October prior to his death. It aired in early January.

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