One of the biggest “Jeopardy!” all-time champions has strong ideas about new hosts – especially the everyday guy, Mike Richards, … which he clearly thinks was perhaps not the best choice.
We spoke to Austin rogers – which had a string of hits in 2017 – in New York on Wednesday, and got his two cents on the iconic quiz show’s New Faces… and he gave us the right dope on their EP and Mayim Bialik take the reins after-Trebek.
Look at how he responded when we asked him what he thought of the announcement – seems he doesn’t think MR was the most ideal route to go … but a decent option nonetheless.
The point is – and as Austin pointed out to us – Mike has a lot of experience in game shows… and he was pretty damn good when he was a guest host a few months ago. And, as far as Mayim – Austin says she certainly ticks a few boxes for what may or may not be a damage control move… in her eyes, anyway.
There is some controversy with her getting the cock – she was a notorious anti-vaxxer (one with a doctorate, no less) … but apparently changed her mind about the jab, and said the latter months that she and her children are in fact vaccinated against COVID-19. So everything is fine ???
Either way, Austin says, no matter what he feels… he’s just happy the show continues – and hopes these two can pretty much carry on his legacy. BTW, he gave us a look at his latest ventures – and it looks like Austin is about to do a book tour for his new offering – “The Ultimate Pub Quiz Book by the Smartest Guy in the Bar “.