'Jeopardy!' fans call out current champion over this 'annoying' habit

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Matt Amodio’s six-game winning streak on “Jeopardy!” isn’t the only thing capturing the attention of game show fans.

While his incredible playing could land him a spot amongst the greatest of all time, it’s being overshadowed by an innocent mistake.

Audiences take game rules very seriously, so when Amodio answered “what” instead of “who” to a clue referring to a person, many took to social media to express their annoyance.

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In one of the fiction categories, the clue read: “His Licks of Love short story collection also includes the novella Rabbit Remembered.”

Instead of answering “Who’s Updike?,” Amodio responded “What’s Updike?”

While the answer is technically correct, fans couldn’t overlook that he was phrasing the answer incorrectly.

“He seriously said ‘what’s Updike?’ You can’t say that!!” one viewer tweeted.

“Ugh! Can someone please teach Matt that a PERSON IS A ‘WHO’, NOT a ‘What's’?! So annoying!!” a third added.

Another quipped: “A: The most annoying #Jeopardy champion ever. Q: WHAT'S Matt?”

One user responded stating that they don’t believe the late Alex Trebek would’ve allowed Amodio to “get away with that.”

However, a handful of fans were able to focus on his impressive grasp of the game show.

“People here are getting annoyed at how Matt responds to clues, but I'm a fan: that guy is seriously good at @jeopardy and he's not afraid to go all-in on the DD. I look forwarding to seeing him again in the ToC!” one fan noted.

Another added: "Seriously the best part of my day is waiting for Jeopardy to come on - I’m so rooting for you @AmodioMatt!!"

One Twitter user even said he sees a bright future ahead for Amodio stating he could go “on a Top 5 All-Time run.”

The Computer Science Ph.D student from New Haven, Connecticut began his run on the beloved game show last Wednesday when “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts was guest hosting.

He remains in the running as LeVar Burton took his spot at the lectern.

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