Surprised Jeopardy Host Alex Trebek Has an Emotional Response to Contestant’s ‘We Love You, Alex!’ Answer

During the final round of Jeopardy during the “2019 Tournament of Champions”, longtime host Alex Trebek posed the question “In the title of a groundbreaking 1890 expose of poverty in New York City slums, these 3 words follow ‘How the'”. The three contestants took their time in posing their responses. When time was up, Trebek called on Dhruv Gaur, the contestant in the middle who was smiling widely.

While Gaur did not come up with the correct question (What is, “Other Half Lives”?), he decided to make his response heartfelt instead by writing, “What is ‘We love you, Alex!'” for $1,995 of his remaining $2,000. A surprised Trebek responded with sincere emotion, taking a full beat before telling the Brown University student that his answer was very kind.

Guar took to Twitter to explain what he was thinking when he answered this way.

Sadly Alex Trebek passed away on November 8, 2020 after a two year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Lori Dorn
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