LeVar Burton Didn’t Want to Be the Host of ‘Jeopardy!’ Anyway

Taking on the job of hosting “Jeopardy!” is a cursed affair.

With Mike Richards fallen, Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings are now set to take over for the rest of the year.

But there was a time when LeVar Burton was thought to be the logical successor to the late Alex Trebek.

And while the actor hosted the show briefly in July, it turns out that a more permanent position on the series wasn’t what he wanted.As Burton revealed to Trevor Noah — via NBC News — guest-hosting “Jeopardy!” helped him realize that he didn’t want the gig ultimately.“The crazy thing is that when you set your sights on something […] they say be careful of what you wish for, because what I found out is that it wasn’t the thing that I wanted after all,” Burton told Trevor Noah on Thursday night.

“What I wanted was to compete.

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