‘Jeopardy!’ officially announces Packers QB Aaron Rodgers as guest host

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What was announced prematurely on Tuesday is now official.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be a guest host of the iconic gameshow “Jeopardy!”

Rodgers and several other notable figures were announced as future hosts of the show this season.

Rodgers initially revealed he’d be a guest host while appearing on “The Pat McAfee Show” on Tuesday. The gameshow made the official announcement on Wednesday.

“Jeopardy!” is using a series of different guest hosts after Alex Trebek, the show’s long-time host, passed away in November. Rodgers, who was a winning contestant on the show in 2015, grew up loving the show and is still an avid fan.

He said “Jeopardy!” is a “staple” at his house in Green Bay.

“To be able to be a guest host is really, really special for me, and I can’t wait for the opportunity,” Rodgers said Tuesday.

According to the show, “Jeopardy!” will make “a donation totaling the cumulative winnings of the contestants that compete during each guest host’s respective week will be made to a charity of their choice.”

When Rodgers won the show in 2015, he claimed a $50,000 donation for the MACC Fund, an organization focused on helping battle childhood cancers.

Rodgers said he will be filming his episode during the offseason. The Packers face the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Divisional Round on Saturday at Lambeau Field.

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