'Jeopardy!' Host Alex Trebek Reveals He Plans to 'Drink' After Retirement


Alex Trebek has a plan for his life after “Jeopardy!”

Reporters at the Television Critics Association winter press tour asked the longtime host what he wants to do after he retires.

The 79-year-old’s answer was short, sweet, and much-deserved, “Drink.”

Per PEOPLE, he also added that he plans to “work around the house.”

However, Trebek, who has been battling stage IV pancreatic cancer since March 2018, told fans that they shouldn’t worry just yet as he doesn’t plan to say goodbye to his hosting duties anytime soon.

“Keep in mind I’m 79,” Trebek said. “I don’t foresee that 30-second moment coming up in the near future,” Trebek said.

He’s referring to a comment made during his sit-down interview with ABC’s Michael Strahan in which he said he will request the director to leave him 30 seconds at the end of the show.

According to Delish, Trebek’s contract runs out in “less than two years.”

“When you’ve been hosting, there are some of you who have been doing your jobs for many years. Some of you two or three decades. When you’ve been in the same job for that long period of time, it moves you to think at some point about retiring. Thinking about retiring and retiring are two different things,” Trebek shared at the event.

The host also gave reporters at TCA an update on his health saying that it’s touch-and-go.

“Some days are better than others… they’ve got me off one of my chemo drugs, which was killing me. I’ll go for a checkup in a week to see where things stand,” he explained.

In September 2018, Trebek announced that he had to undergo another round of chemotherapy.

Trebek has hosted the popular trivia game show since 1984 and has said he will keep hosting as long as he can.

“I’m sure there are observant members of the television audience that notice also, but they’re forgiving. But there will come a point when [fans and producers] will no longer be able to say, ‘It’s okay,’” he told Canada’s CTV News.

Trebek is currently hosting “Greatest of All Time,” “Jeopardy!’s” first primetime special in 30-years featuring the three highest-earning former players, Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter and James Holzhauer.

When TMZ asked Jennings and Rutter who would make a good replacement for the host, they both conceded that Trebek is “irreplaceable.”

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