What are Donald Trump’s chances of becoming the next ‘Jeopardy!’ host?

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Let’s meet today’s contestants who are potentially in the running to replace the late Alex Trebek as host of “Jeopardy!”

As fans mourn the death of the beloved host at the age of 80, many have wondered who will step behind the podium.

Bookmakers are placing bets on potential candidates.

Amongst the candidates is President Donald Trump, whose name was thrown into the ring in a list of top 30 possible replacements on Sports Betting.

Trump, who previously hosted "The Apprentice," clocked in last at number 30. If he were to make the jump from the White House to the game show, his backers would earn $100,000 for every $100 they bet.

While his name stuck out the most, other unlikely contenders included “America’s Got Talent” judge Piers Morgan and UFC commentator Joe Rogan.

There are some fan-favorites on the list including Greatest of All Time “Jeopardy!” winner Ken Jennings, who recently took on the role of the show’s consulting producer and brand ambassador.

However, Jennings may have too much on his plate right now as he's reuniting with fellow “Jeopardy!” winners James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter for a U.S. adaptation of “The Chase,” a remake of a British show where contestants take on trivia masters. The show premieres January 7 on ABC.

Those willing to put their money on Jennings have even odds as they’d win $100 for every $100 they bet.

Holzhauer snagged a spot just above Trump in 29th place on the list.

Giving Jennings a run for his money is “Good Morning America” host, George Stephanopoulos. His backers would win $325 for every $100 they bet if he was chosen.

The 59-year-old has even revealed he was interested in the role telling Howard Stern in May: "I think it would be a lot of fun," adding, "But I like what I'm doing, too."

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

Also in the top five of contenders is actor LeVar Burton, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak. Betters would get $1,600 for every $100 bet.

MyBookie, another leading online sportsbook, released its list of gambling odds for nine possible contenders including 98-year-old Betty White, who Trebek previously called his “dream pick” during the Television Critics Association winter press tour in January

He quipped: “When people ask me who I’d like to see replace me, I say, ‘Well, its probably going to be a woman, and she’ll have to be bright, she’ll have to have a good sense of humor…’ Uhhh, let’s see… Betty White! Betty White is my choice.”

Other possible contenders on the list to take over the long-running game show include sportscaster Alex Faust, CNN legal analyst Laura Coates, journalist Anderson Cooper, “Jeopardy!” champ Buzzy Cohen, lieutenant governor of Texas Dan Patrick, and even actor Will Ferrell.

Prior to his death from stage-four pancreatic cancer, Trebek was adamant about not picking a replacement or being involved in the process.

In an interview with Michael Strahan, he said he will request the director to leave him 30 seconds at the end of the show.

“I will say my goodbyes and I will tell people, ‘Don’t ask me who’s going to replace me because I have no say whatsoever. But I’m sure that if you give them the same love and attention and respect that you have shown me... then they will be a success and the show will continue being a success,''' he said.

He added: "And until we meet again, God bless you and goodbye.”

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