Posted on July 28, 2021 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
We feel like we owe LeVar Burton a small apology.
Had we read his interview with The Associated Press sooner, we wouldn’t have asked our Facebook fans how he did as Jeopardy! guest host so quickly.
Burton described the first taping as “really, really, really scary” and said he had to completely change his approach for the following four episodes.
The longtime Reading Rainbow host and actor landed the guest-hosting gig after fans launched a petition to give him a shot at a lifelong dream.
He told the AP that though he’ll be disappointed if he doesn’t earn a full-time hosting job, he’s grateful to have received the chance to try.
Burton will host through the end of this week, and according to the Hollywood Reporter, Jeopardy! will match all contestants' winnings, over the course of the week, in a donation to the children’s literacy charity Reading Is Fundamental.
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