JEOPARDY! legend Amy Schneider has shared a rare photo wearing the dress she “wanted” to for the Tournament of Champions.
The 40-time winner who’s advancing to the finals claimed the game show had “rejected” it.
ABCAmy Schneider shared a rare photo while watching her own Tournament of Champions episode[/caption]
TwitterShe got to wear the daring look she claimed Jeopardy! ‘rejected’[/caption]
Amy, 42, wrote to her Twitter: “Had a watch party last night with some friends.
“I wore the outfit I’d *wanted* to wear on the episode!, and I’m still feeling the aftereffects this morning lol,” the Jeopardy! star joked.
Amy donned a chic blazer, which had a low-cut top underneath, a pearl necklace, and a party hat – she looked thrilled as her own semi-final match aired (which she won on Wednesday) on TV.
The champ also had a giant cut-out head of herself sitting by the screen, and held a glass of champagne, basking in her buzzer skills having returned to the game show.
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She wrote in the Twitter thread describing her first match that she was surprised by one moment; her rival’s $2K score deduction:
“Apparently Tyler [Rhode] had mispronounced ‘Andronicus’, although I hadn’t heard it at the time, and when I watched last night, I still didn’t hear it.”
The 5-time winner who lost to her joked in reply: “I’m taking this as a moral victory, you know, since I didn’t get an *actual* victory yesterday.”
It’s not the first time Amy had claimed that this daring dress was axed by the game show for her tournament go.
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‘MY BACKUP WAS ALSO FABULOUS’
She earlier tweeted: “Sadly, they wound up rejecting my first choice of outfit, but my backup outfit was also fabulous, and moreover showed my tattoo!
“So whatever else, I’d be confident in how I looked.”
Amy ended up wearing a pink dress for her grand return and will now go to the finals airing Monday.
This year’s Tournament of Champions started airing on October 31.
Host Ken Jennings, 48, is running the fierce $250K face-off featuring 21 game show greats (about to be just three) from the past year.
Tonight, 23-time winner Mattea Roach will face Eric Ahasiac and Andrew He.
The finalists will be the winner of that match, Amy, and fan-favorite professor Sam Buttrey who beat Matt Amodio last night.
The tournament has featured more super-champions (or contestants who have won more than 10 games) than any year prior, though many got knocked out early like fan-favorite Ryan Long and 38-time winner Matt.
The three finalists will play until one of them wins three matches – which could take three days or stretch on for seven showdowns.
Regular episodes and reigning ace Cris Pannullo will return mid-November when it all concludes.
The transgender Californian has the second-highest Jeopardy! streak ever behind only host Ken with 74 – as he referenced when he cursed during an earlier exhibition game with her that didn’t count.
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Over the summer, he and actress Mayim, 46, were officially announced as the permanent replacements for the late, great Alex Trebek
ABCKen Jennings is now hosting the 2022 Tournament of Champions[/caption]
ABCAmy wore a pink dress [seen here] because ‘they wound up rejecting my first choice of outfit’ she claimed [seen above][/caption]
JeopardyAmy, Professor Sam Buttrey, and one more champ decided tonight will be the three finalists[/caption]