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Jeopardy! viewers demand show bring back Ken Jennings after complaints over host Mayim Bialik’s ‘infuriating’ style

Jeopardy! viewers demand show bring back Ken Jennings after complaints over host Mayim Bialik’s ‘infuriating’ style

JEOPARDY! viewers have demanded that the show should bring back Ken Jennings permanently.

There have been many complaints about Mayim Bialik and her “infuriating” habit.

NBCJeopardy! fans want Ken Jennings to come back to the show permanently[/caption]

They are annoyed at Mayim’s ‘infuriating habit’

After a few months off, Mayim has returned as the host of Jeopardy!.

She is currently running the High School Reunion Tournament.

The actress is currently splitting hosting duties with Ken, after they were named co-hosts after Alex Trebek‘s death.

However, fans want only Ken to be the permanent host, as they say Mayim has an “infuriating habit.”

The 14-episode High School Reunion tournament only lasts through March 9, so the haters won’t have to deal with Mayim for much longer.

In an Instagram post for the tournament, many fans demanded the show should bring Ken back and get rid of Mayim.

“Bring back Ken as host,” wrote one fan.

“Mayim is very slow to react when answer is given,” said another.

To that, someone else replied: “I noticed this too. It’s really annoying me.”

“Does anyone know when Ken will be back?” asked another.

“Missing Ken,” commented one follower.

“Ken Ken Ken please,” said another annoyed fan.

One follower really dug into Mayim and said: “Please, PLEASE dump MB as host. She is woefully unsuited for that role. Her faked enthusiasm is painful to watch. And that wardrobe! She has RUINED Jeopardy!”

One last fan asked: “Why do you pause to say whether their answer is correct or not, @missmayim ???”


The “infuriating habit” that fans are talking about is that Mayim pauses before she says if the answer is correct or not.

Mayim takes her sweet time before saying “that is correct” – especially on a “Daily Double” like she did a few nights ago with student Avi Gupta and it’s impacting her cause, the contestants, and viewing enjoyment.

On Reddit, one fan earnestly asked: “Genuine serious question: why don’t people like Mayim as the host?”

Another user replied: “Her long pause after someone gives their Daily Double answer drives me insane.”

“‘………that’s correct,’” wrote a third immitating the TV presenter.

A fourth harshly accused: “With Mayim it sounds like I’m listening to a soundboard instead of an actual human being hosting a game show.”

And a fifth more gently put it: “Agreed, she can be rather stiff. It seems it took Ken some time to warm up and get comfortable, but she remains unnatural to me.”

Over on Twitter a fan wrote: “Mayim, no need to pause for dramatic effect before saying ‘That is correct.’”

A second penned: “Mayim hasn’t lost that annoying pause before saying yes or no.”

“Why does Mayim make those weird pauses when someone is right?” wondered a third.

And a fourth: “The pauses before she says yes/no are so bizarre. Makes me think I’ve accidentally hit the mute button over and over.”

“YES – that! Is she trying to infuse suspense? Big fail,” replied yet one more.

“Because she is not a natural all around knowledge aficionado like Ken & Alex,” claimed a fifth thinking that Mayim is taking time to check her clue sheet to confirm the correct response each time.

“So the questions just [don’t] flow. I can’t watch now. And the way Mayim corrects or expands contestants answers drives me nuts! The tone is just so condescending.”

Others agreed she’s doing a “serviceable job” on Celebrity Jeopardy compared to the buzzer-fast regular show.

Jeopardy!Alex Trebek was the host for many years before his death in 2020[/caption]

Fans don’t understand why the hosts pauses before she says ‘that is correct’NBCKen will back on March 10, much to Jeopardy! fans delight[/caption]

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