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JEOPARDY! host Ken Jennings has sparked concern among fans as he talked about replacement hosts.

In a recent tweet, he discussed who he thinks would best replace him.

5Ken Jennings scared Jeopardy! fans when he talked about a possible replacement hostCredit: ABC 5The host said that an AI version of himself would work really well since he quotes The Simpsons a lotCredit: ABC

On Saturday, Ken, 48, tweeted: "It would be extremely easy to replace me with an AI because roughly 60% of the things I say come from the Poochie episode of Simpsons.

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AI means artificial intelligence, which means there could be a robot or computerized version of Ken as the host.

As for Poochie, he was a character on The Simpsons.

He was brought in on the Itchy & Scratchy show when the executives thought the show needed an "update."

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Poochie was described as "a cartoon dog with an attitude."

However, it seems that Ken was joking and is not thinking of leaving anytime soon.

He and Mayim Bialik, 47, became permanent co-hosts in 2022, after the network had many fill-in hosts after Alek Trebek's death in 2020.

Fans did not take too kindly to the news and worried about the Jeopardy! alum leaving.

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They took to the comments to tell him that that is an excellent choice.

"You’re a great Jeopardy! host and the perfect choice. Well done," wrote one fan.

"You are a fantastic host. Absolutely the right choice to replace Alex. It took them too long to get there, but thankfully they did," said a follower.

A third chimed in: "Aww, but no AI could replicate your question answering and buzzing skills!"

"Whenever Ken Jennings isn't around, everyone should be asking, "Where's Ken Jennings?" said another.

"I think you are doing a great job. Our buddy (everyone buddy) Alex would be very very proud. High five!!!" wrote one Twitter user.

TRE-BEK OFF

Although fans are very happy with Ken as the host, some still compare him to Alek.

Earlier this week, he quickly responded to a fan who claimed the former champion was better than the long-running host.

It came after the Jeopardy! viewer tagged Ken and wrote: "Hot take: Ken Jennings is better than Alex Trebek. Good night, everyone."

The host swiftly replied with an all-caps: "NOPE."

Fans loved seeing Ken stay humble but unafraid to correct the compliment gone overboard, as one user replied: "Close second!"

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Another commented: "Kudos to Ken for shutting down that comparison. It is not a contest."

A third wrote: "Nobody will ever be better at hosting Jeopardy than Alex. Having said that, I do think Ken is the perfect choice for host and he really does an incredible job! He makes it look effortless."

5Mayim became one of the two permanent co-hosts of Jeopardy! after Alek Trebek's death in 2020Credit: ABC 5Ken recently shut down a fan that said he was a better host than AlekCredit: Jeopardy! 5Jeopardy! fans said his pick for a replacement was spot on, since he does such a great jobCredit: ABC Topics
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