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Entertainment Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik reacts to Jeopardy hosting controversy

17:40  30 september  2021
17:40  30 september  2021 Source:   digitalspy.com

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The Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik has reacted to controversy surrounding her new gig as the host of Jeopardy!, joking that she had no idea people were "so passionate" about it.

The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik, who played Amy Farrah Fowler, has reacted to controversy about the new host of Jeopardy, after replacing Mike Richards. © @jeopardy - Instagram The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik, who played Amy Farrah Fowler, has reacted to controversy about the new host of Jeopardy, after replacing Mike Richards.

Mayim, who played Amy Farrah Fowler on Big Bang, was initially confirmed as the gameshow's co-host, but following the departure of Mike Richards, she is now the series' main host and will front the current season until the end of the year.

Offering her take on the chopping, changing and subsequent news coverage, Mayim told The Late Late Show with James Corden: "Just let me read the clues!"

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Mayim Bialik et al. sitting at a table: Mayim Bialik hosting Jeopardy © @jeopardy - Instagram Mayim Bialik hosting Jeopardy

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"I was a headline on CNN three days in a row," she said. "Like, who knew that people were so passionate about who hosts Jeopardy!?

"I mean, I'm just trying to read the clues, you know? Just let me read the clues. The thing about Jeopardy!, we spend our whole lives wanting to be seen and this job is like, people should think the least about me. It's my job to be the host [and] just read the clues."

Despite the unexpected furore around Jeopardy!'s new era, Mayim is having a great time in her new role. "Oh, it's incredibly enjoyable," she told Corden.

a close up of a girl: Build Presents Mayim Bialik Discussing Her New Book © Mike Pont - Getty Images Build Presents Mayim Bialik Discussing Her New Book

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"I learn things all day, I meet people who have a kind of knowledge that I do not possess. I would do horrible on Jeopardy! – horrible."

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