Created by Merv Griffin, Jeopardy is a US game show that’s been running since 1964. The show originally aired on NBC but now airs on Syndication network.
LeVar Burton has appeared on Jeopardy as a guest host many times. His first appearance dates back to 1995. One of LeVar’s Tweets in 2021 has got Jeopardy fans talking, so let’s take a look at what he said!
Who is LeVar Burton?
LeVar Burton is a 64-year-old actor, director and TV show host.
He was born in West Germany but lives in the USA. LeVar has been married to his wife, Stephanie Cozart, since 1992 and the couple has two children.
Speaking on the show, LeVar once said: “I have been a fan of jeopardy all of my life. And when this opportunity came by I could not pass it up.”
LeVar Burton on Jeopardy
In 2021, LeVar has appeared as a guest host on Jeopardy for five epiosdes.
The show’s regular host, Mike Richards, stepped down from his role in August 2021.
Many fans of the show took to Twitter to suggest that LeVar should take up the newly vacant presenter role.
One person Tweeted: “Can @levarburton be host of jeopardy now?“
Another said: “GIVE HIM THE JOB ALREADY!!!!”.
LeVar Burton’s Jeopardy Tweet explained
On Friday, August 20th 2021, LeVar Tweeted: “Happy Friday, y’all!“.
This was Tweeted on the same day that the news broke that the current Jeopardy host would be stepping down. Now, many fans of the show are suspecting that LeVar was actually “throwing shade” at former Jeopardy host, Mike.
One person Tweeted: “I’ll take Shade for $1000 please.“
Others made memes to suggest that LeVar was happy about Mike stepping down.
LeVar’s daughter, Mica, also joined in the Tweets following her dad’s comment and shared a GIF of Cardi B drinking tea.
This looked to spur LeVar fans on even more as many replied to his daughter’s post with comments such as “Ok Burtons, COME THROUGH” and “Yep…I think they should have hired someone else. Perhaps you know someone?“.
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