As LeVar Burton steps up to the Jeopardy! lectern, that means that Robin Roberts is stepping aside as guest host after her one-week run. The Good Morning America personality, 60, filled late host Alex Trebek's shoes for July 19-23 shows, just after George Stephanopoulos' stint, which went from July 12 to 16.
As with all the Jeopardy! hosts, fans of the long-running game show had plenty of opinions about Roberts' abilities as the show's leading personality. But does she have their support as a permanent host candidate? Scroll through to see what Jeopardy! watchers are saying about the former ESPN anchor's time on the show.
"Chipper, charming and chill, Roberts is a buoyant and easygoing presence," USA Today's Kelly Lawler wrote, ranking Roberts sixth among guest hosts. "The GMA host brought the warmth of her morning show career into the "Jeopardy!" studio without making things too casual. Her rapport with the contestants was immediate and witty, and after a few pacing fumbles in her first episode she quickly developed a natural clue-reading rhythm. She is a bit more apologetic to contestants with incorrect responses than some of the other hosts, but her sincerity and quick consolations prevent it from being too distracting."prevnext
Robin Robert’s is doing a good job on jeopardy but I need more pizzazz, more duende, more oomph.— chaps (@UncleChaps) July 22, 2021
"Who else is enjoying Robin Robert's as Jeopardy's guest host this week?" one fan wrote. "Of course no one can compare to Trebek but when i watch her i see a lot of the same enthusiasm and investment in each game that he had."prevnext
"I'm excited to see Levar Burton host Jeopardy, but I'm actually also sad to not get another week of Robin Roberts, who was the first guest host I've seen run the show with anything like the warmth and grace that Alex did," a second person tweeted.prevnext
This weeks episodes of Jeopardy is funny because Robin Robert’s tells them they got a question wrong so funny. She sounds so disappointed and her sorry lingers like she’s almost sad that they are dumb.— T D (@Wittmara1) July 20, 2021
"Robin you hit it out of the park. Your pacing along with your wit and engaging demeanor," another fan wrote. "Win win win. Still on team [Mayim Bialik] would love to see a female host. You ladies rock."prevnext
This is so great! Can we get @RobinRoberts to stay another week? Or 5? Or however many are in the next few years?— Burnie Sandals (@calciteharris) July 19, 2021
"Robin did AMAZING and did Alex VERY proud," yet another supporter tweeted. "Her genuine, heartfelt words about his spirit was all the feels and more." To catch the next guest host of Jeopardy!, check you local listings.prev