Alex Trebek Debuts New Beard on JEOPARDY Season Premiere

Answer: This facial hair decision has Jeopardy viewers divided. Question: What is Alex Trebek’s new beard?

The 78-year-old host returned for the syndicated game show’s 35th season on Monday, September 10, sporting a new look: a full beard.

“No need to inquire how I spent my summer vacation,” he said at the start of the show. “Because so many of you people asked about it, I decided to regrow my mustache, but as you can see, things got a little out of hand. These hairs kept attracting friends … Hopefully [the beard] won’t be a distraction for our players.”

Trebek also told viewers the future of his hirsute look depends on them, inviting them to weigh in on his new look via social media. As of press time, more than 9,600 people have cast their vote in a poll on Jeopardy’s Twitter page, and 69 percent voted in favor of the “#AlexTrebeard.”

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