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Emma Stone Reveals She Applies to ‘Jeopardy!’ Every Year, Host Ken Jennings Responds

Emma Stone Reveals She Applies to ‘Jeopardy!’ Every Year, Host Ken Jennings Responds

Emma Stone’s lifelong dream to be on Jeopardy! received an encouraging update from the show’s host, Ken Jennings. During a recent interview on Live With Kelly and Mark, Jennings said that the Zombieland actress would be welcomed on the beloved game show.

In a recent episode of Variety’s Awards Circuit podcast, Stone gained widespread attention when she shared her love for Jeopardy! and admitted to applying as a contestant on the show every year. Her enthusiasm for the game show has earned her quite a following.

“I apply every June,” Stone revealed. “I don’t want to go on ‘Celebrity Jeopardy.’ You can only take the test once a year with your email address, and I’ve never gotten on the show. I watch it every single night and I mark down how many answers I get right. I swear, I could go on ‘Jeopardy.’”

Current ‘Jeopardy!’ Host Ken Jennings Says He Would Love to See Emma Stone Compete

When asked by the hosts about Stone’s enthusiasm to take part, Jennings expressed optimism and a positive outlook. “I really admire the celebrities for putting themselves out there,” Jennings admitted. ” I think people think it’s going to be like the ‘SNL’ sketch, and it’s gonna be remedial-level ‘Jeopardy!’ No, this is legit ‘Jeopardy!’ that we make these stars play, and they are really good sports.”

However, Jennings tipped his hat at Emma Stone for wanting to appear on the standard version of Jeopardy!

“She doesn’t want to be on ‘Celebrity,’ she wants to be on real, original recipe ‘Jeopardy!’” Jennings noted. “And that’s a hard show. We would take her in a heartbeat.”

Of course, Emma Stone would be required to go through the same process as any contestant. “She would have to go through the same tests,” Kennings explained.

The host did point out how the auditions are easier nowadays with modern technology. “You know, now our viewers, if they want to be on the show, they can try out from home,” Jenning said. “You can take a test online and then do a Zoom audition.”

After the unfortunate loss of the beloved longtime host Alex Trebek in November 2020, Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik, known for her role in “The Big Bang Theory,” took turns hosting the game show. Fans eagerly speculated about who would eventually assume the role as the permanent host.

However, it appears Jennings has earned the position by default. After Mayim Bialik’s early exit from Season 39, Ken Jennings has continued as the host of the show.