Anderson Cooper is proving to be a big hit with “Jeopardy!” fans.
Viewers flocked to Twitter to praise the journalist after he began his stint guest hosting the show on Monday, April 19.
— Eoin Wenger (@eoinwenger) April 19, 2021
I know we're only five minutes in, but is Anderson Cooper on Jeopardy….perfect?
— Valerie Terranova (@ValNova) April 19, 2021
Some fans even suggested that the 53-year-old CNN anchor would be the perfect permanent replacement for the late Alex Trebek.
— Cara Jo (@_CaraNotKara) April 19, 2021
Taking to Twitter, Cooper revealed that he had a lot of “fun” during the fast-paced game.
— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) April 19, 2021
The “Celebrity Jeopardy!” champ previously revealed that he was feeling a little nervous ahead of stepping behind the famous “Jeopardy!” podium.
“In high school, I became a ‘Jeopardy!’ fan, I’m a two-time ‘Celebrity Jeopardy!’ champ and this week, I’ll be the newest ‘Jeopardy!’ guest host,” he explained in a preview clip shared to the show’s Instagram account.
Cooper will serve as guest host from April 19 to April 30, following on from Aaron Rodgers‘ stint.
The broadcaster will use his time on “Jeopardy!” to raise money for Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti, which helps thousands of people get medical care each year.
Previous guest hosts have included Ken Jennings and Katie Couric, while Savannah Guthrie and Mayim Bialik will take on the role following Cooper.