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Alex Trebek is literally the ‘host with the most’

Alex Trebek is literally the ‘host with the most’

THIS IS 'JEOPARDY!'This image shows host Alex Trebek with contestant Arthur Chu in front of a total of his winnings at a taping of "Jeopardy," in Culver City, Calif. Chu, who won big money while taking heat for his renegade style, has been defeated. Chu finished in third place with zero dollars on the Wednesday, March 12, edition of the syndicated quiz show. He had reigned for 12 days. His total winnings were $297,200. Photo: Associated Press/Jeopardy Productions, Inc.

Alex Trebek, the long-time host of “Jeopardy!” has entered the record books as the game show host with the most – literally.

He was presented with a Guinness World Record honor on Friday after hosting 6,829 episodes of the program.

The previous record holder was retired “The Price is Right” host Bob Barker.

Trebek, 73, says, “It’s an honor to hold the Guinness World Record for hosting ‘Jeopardy!,’ which I’ve often said is the best of reality TV.

“We have had incredible support from our viewers for the past 30 years, and without them, I wouldn’t have set this record.”

The Canadian-American TV personality has hosted “Jeopardy!” since 1984. He picked up a Lifetime Achievement Award for the show at the Daytime Emmys in 2011.

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