“Jeopardy!” contestant Dhruv Gaur stops by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Thursday after making Alex Trebek emotional during Monday night’s episode.
During the sixth day of the “Tournament of Champions”, Gaur wagered $1,995 of his $2,000 in Final Jeopardy. Instead of guessing the correct answer, he wrote, “We love you Alex!” showing Trebek, who is battling Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, his heartfelt support.
Gaur speaks to DeGeneres about his decision to write the thoughtful note, admitting of the attention it received: “It’s been crazy. Ryan Reynolds, Chrissy Teigen… all tweeted this moment.”
He says the episode was filmed in September, when Trebek had just announced he would be undergoing another round of chemotherapy.
DeGeneres also surprises Gaur with a TCL Roku TV to watch the “Tournament of Champions” finals and a $25K donation to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research in support of Trebek, thanks to Shutterfly.