Previous guest host Mike Richards is in advance talks to become the next permanent presenter of Jeopardy. Viewers want to find out more about him.

The ABC game programme hasn’t been the same since Alex Trebek’s final episodes after he died following a 20-month battle with pancreatic cancer.

Earlier this year, Mike Richards hosted the show for some time and now he is rumoured to become a permanent host.

So, who is he and is he married? Here’s more about the presenter, including career and family.

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Who is Mike Richards?

Mike Richards, 46, serves as the executive producer of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune.

The television personality hosted Beauty and the Geek and produced several game shows such as The Price Is Right and Let’s Make a Deal.

In 2019, he joined Sony Pictures Television, where he started working as a co-executive producer of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, alongside Jimmy Kimmel.

While Mike has worked behind-the-scenes of hit game series, he is now a frontrunner to take over as host of Jeopardy.

Mike Richards, ABC News, YouTube

Mike Richards: Wife

Mike is married to Stephanie Richards. The couple have welcomed two sons together.

Other information about Stephanie is scarce at the time of publication as details about her career and social media profiles haven’t been made public.

You can find Mike on Twitter @MRichTV and under the same handle on Instagram.

The presenter and producer hasn’t been active on his Twitter account since 2019 but he regularly posts images on his Instagram profile.

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He is in talks to become Jeopardy’s next host

According to Variety, Mike is in advance talks to become the next permanent presenter of Jeopardy.

A Sony Pictures spokesperson said that there were ongoing discussions with several other candidates at the time.

But a source close to the situation said that Richards’ deal is not guaranteed to go ahead as show’s producers keep discussions with other people too. Nevertheless, Mike remains the frontrunner, the source has added.

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