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Jeopardy! host Mayim Bialik admits to suffering from ‘intrusive thoughts’ in emotional video amid show backlash

Jeopardy! host Mayim Bialik admits to suffering from ‘intrusive thoughts’ in emotional video amid show backlash

MAYIM Bialik has admitted in a new emotional video that she suffers from “intrusive thoughts.”

The Jeopardy! host received backlash recently from fans for the way she says certain things on the show.

Instagram/Mayim BialikMayim Bialik has posted an emotional video about intrusive thoughts to her Instagram[/caption]

Instagram/Mayim BialikShe recently received backlash for her ‘infuriating’ habit on the show[/caption]

On Tuesday, Mayim posted a video of herself to her Instagram.

She stood over her sink and watered one of her plants.

The Jeopardy! host wore a gray sweatshirt with a tiger and a palm tree on it and she had her hair pulled back.

The 47-year-old captioned the post: “What intrusive thoughts can sound like.  @bialikbreakdown.”

Mayim didn’t talk in it, but she made a voiceover, as if her followers could hear her inner thoughts.

“Why did I say that stupid thing?” her inner voice said.

“Why am I so stupid? Why did I say it like that? Just shut up!”

Then, Mayim’s inner voice started to sing the chorus of the song Hello by Adele.

“Why would you say that? Why would you sing that in the middle of thinking other things?”

She then put her plant back on her counter as she thought: “Why are you like this? Go home.”

Mayim turned and walked away before the video ended.


Jeopardy! fans have begged the show to “bring back Ken” after complaints over Mayim’s “infuriating” hosting style.

She recently returned to host the three-week long High School Reunion Tournament, which goes until March 9.

Fans will be happy to have Ken back on March 10 because they don’t like how Mayim pauses before she says something.

Mayim takes her sweet time before saying “that is correct” – especially on a “Daily Double” like she did last month 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 imitating 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.


Back in December, Mayim opened up about suffering from OCD– obsessive compulsive disorder.

The video was taken from the Big Bang Theory star’s Bialik Breakdown podcast and shared on Instagram.

The show has a tagline of “a podcast breaking down mental health so you don’t have to,” and during a December episode, Mayim detailed the characteristics of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

The Jeopardy! host described: “What a lot of people don’t know about obsessive-compulsive disorder is it’s not just about liking your shoes neat.”

She continued: “What a lot of people sort of mistake colloquially is, ‘I like to have things this way. I’m OCD.”

The neuroscientist went on to explain that OCD “is a diagnosis that requires both obsessions and compulsions and the obsessions are the things that we think about or ruminate on.

“The compulsions are typically actions that are done to expel the anxiety from the obsessions.”

As the Mayo Clinic defines: “Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) features a pattern of unwanted thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead you to do repetitive behaviors (compulsions).”

“These obsessions and compulsions interfere with daily activities and cause significant distress.”

Mayim then concluded: “The obsession is the internalizing aspect and the compulsion is the externalizing aspect.”

Instagram JeopardyJeopardy! fans are getting tired of Mayim’s ‘infuriating hosting style’[/caption]

ABCThey are begging the show to bring Ken Jennings back[/caption]

Instagram/Mayim BialikMayim has opened up about suffering from OCD[/caption]

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