Entertainment ‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant Matt Amodio Becomes Third To Break Million-Dollar Mark

04:00  25 september  2021
04:00  25 september  2021 Source:   deadline.com

Jeopardy! Contestant Matt Amodio Wins 33rd Victory — And Now Has the Second-Most Consecutive Wins

  Jeopardy! Contestant Matt Amodio Wins 33rd Victory — And Now Has the Second-Most Consecutive Wins Matt Amodio called it a "surreal experience" to be second behind Ken Jennings, who holds the record for the most consecutive victories with 74 wins in a row Must be nice having time to throw shade on Twitter.Us #Jeopardy champions with 0 career losses have actual work to do. https://t.co/7ofV8CUXef— Matt Amodio (@AmodioMatt) September 20, 2021 "Must be nice having time to throw shade on Twitter," Amodio responded in a quote tweet. "Us #Jeopardy champions with 0 career losses have actual work to do." It all appeared to be in good fun, as Amodio later praised Holzhauer before surpassing his winning streak.

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Matt Amodio, a Ph.D student from New Haven, Conn., has become the third person in Jeopardy! history to earn more than $1 million in non-tournament play.

On today’s episode, Amodio’s 28th victory brought his total winnings to $1,004,001. He won $48,800 on today’s show to put him over the million-dollar mark.

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The only other contestants to win more than $1 million in regular season games are Ken Jennings, whose 74-game streak yielded $2,520,700, and James Holzhauer, who earned $2,462,216 over the course of 32 victories.

‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant Now Second On Show’s All-Time Consecutive Wins List

  ‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant Now Second On Show’s All-Time Consecutive Wins List Just one week after he became only the third contestant in Jeopardy! history to win more than $1 million, Matt Amodio took ownership of another record. Tonight, he became the player with the second-highest number of consecutive wins in the show’s history. Amodio’s streak is now 33, placing him behind only Ken Jennings, who remains number one with a massive 74 wins.

“This was beyond my wildest dreams going in,” Amodio said. “I knew it was a possibility, but I thought it was a very remote possibility, and to have it actually happen is unbelievable.”

Amodio’s next change to increase his stake arrives Monday.

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Gallery: 5 Things to Know About Olympian Suni Lee Before Her 'DWTS' Debut (US Weekly)

a person standing in a room: Standing out! Sunisa “Suni” Lee was a breakout star during the Tokyo Olympics and went on to set her eyes on a different award: the Dancing With the Stars mirrorball trophy. ABC announced in August 2021 that Lee would be one of the youngest contestants on season 30 of the dance competition show premiering that fall. “Hi, guys, I’m Suni Lee and I’m an Olympic gold medalist. I’m so excited to be joining season 30 of Dancing With the Stars,” the artistic gymnast said in a teaser video via Instagram. “See you on the dance floor.” JoJo Siwa, who will be the first contestant to compete with a same-sex partner, joined Lee in the ballroom. “I am so excited to be a part of Dancing With the Stars season 30. And to be dancing with a girl I think it’s so cool,” Siwa, who came out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community in January 2021, said via the show’s official Instagram account. “It’s going to be the best ever. I can’t wait to just dance every week. I can’t wait to meet my partner. Oh, my gosh, there are so many things I’m so excited for.” Lee has also made her fair share of history, becoming the first Hmong-American to take home three medals during the Olympics, including a gold in the all-around event, silver in the team final and bronze in individual uneven bars event. After returning from Tokyo, she was ready to compete once again.     “I’ve seen so many people go out there and do Dancing With the Stars, so it was one of my goals after the Olympics,” Lee told USA Today in August 2021. The professional athlete previously watched DWTS “whenever there [were] gymnasts on the show” and revealed she was excited to try something new after training in her own sport for so long. “It’s expressing yourself even more when you’re dancing, because you’ve kind of been locked up a little bit in gymnastics,” she noted. “Dancing is just super fun.” Lee was ready to leave her mark on the DWTS stage, but there was still one aspect of ballroom dance that made her nervous. “Dancing in high heels is the one thing I’m scared about,” Lee explained. “My ankles are very fragile. Hopefully they will get stronger.” Scroll down to learn more about Lee before her DWTS debut:

Mayim Bialik to Be First 'Jeopardy!' Guest Host After Mike Richards' Exit .
Mayim Bialik will be the first guest host for "Jeopardy!" following Mike Richards' one-day tenure as Alex Trebek's successor. Bialik, who was named the host of the game show's primetime specials and spinoffs, will tape three weeks worth of episodes, Sony Pictures TV said on Monday. CNN first reported that Bialik was going to host this week, adding that the "Call Me Kat" star is being considered for the permanent role. A rep for Sony declined to comment on if she was being considered. Richards stepped down as permanent host of the syndicated Sony quiz show on Friday, the day after it returned to production with Richards behind the podium.

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