LeVar Burton opens up about guest hosting ‘Jeopardy!’: ‘I was absolutely petrified’

LeVar Burton attends the 8th Annual Breakthrough Prize Ceremony at NASA Ames Research Center
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Alex Trebek left huge shoes to fill as the host of “Jeopardy!” and LeVar Burton is opening up about the difficulty of the job.

Burton, known for his roles on “Roots” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” spoke to The Associated Press about his experience working as a guest host on the mega-hit game show.

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“This was a real challenge,” the 64-year-old actor said.