Does George Stephanopoulos want to become the next 'Jeopardy!' host?


Following a year-and-a-half long battle with pancreatic cancer, beloved "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek passed away on Sunday. Now, there's already talk of who will replace the iconic host.

According to The Wrap, reps of ABC News anchor and political correspondent George Stephanopoulos are eyeing the role for him. However, an ABC source denied these claims to the New York Post.

The Wrap's report claims that Stephanopoulos has been "actively" chasing the role. He even revealed to Howard Stern in May that he was interested in the role. "I think it would be a lot of fun," he said. "But I like what I'm doing, too."

Stephanopoulos realizes that he would have "big shoes to fill."

Trebek's Sunday passing left fans heartbroken with many taking to social media to share their thoughts. Celebrities have also chimed in with their own heartfelt posts.

On Sunday, gameshow host colleagues Pat Sajak and Vanna White took to Twitter and Instagram respectively to share their memories with Trebek.

"I will cherish the many memories I have shared with Alex Trebek that date back well before either of our careers took off. I will always be in awe of the way he faced the battle he fought so valiantly, and I'm devastated to lose my longtime friend," White shared on Instagram.

Sajak tweeted, "Alex Trebek's courage, grace and strength inspired millions and awed those of us who knew him. A tremendous loss for his family, friends, co-workers and countless viewers."

Trebek passed away Sunday surrounded by friends and family in his home. Trebek continued to host "Jeopardy!" throughout the past year despite his illness and ongoing chemo treatments.

Trebek was born in Ontario, Canada and received U.S. citizenship in 1998. Before taking on "Jeopardy!," he hosted shows like "The Wizard of Odds," "Double Dare," "High Rollers," "Battlestars," "Classic Concentration," and "To Tell the Truth."

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