Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings have been co-hosting Jeopardy! for almost a year, but the two have only met once, Bialik revealed on a recent episode of Justin Long's "Life Is Short" podcast.
When asked about her relationship with Jennings, Bialik said the two have "only met once" since they began sharing Jeopardy! hosting duties. She added that "because of the 'vid," meaning COVID-19, producers "are very strict about who's there. When he's there, he's there. When I'm there, I'm there."
The one time they met, said Bialik, was when Jeopardy! dedicated its stage to longtime host Alex Trebek, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2020.
"I look forward to getting to spending more time with him," Bialik said of Jennings. "He's obviously a legend and an icon and incredibly significant in the history of Jeopardy!"
"He's a level of Jeopardy! smart — I mean, literally you can't touch that," she added. "He's unbelievable."
Bialik and Jennings will continue to share hosting duties moving forward, so it's likely the two hosts will get to meet again.
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TOPICS: Jeopardy!, Justin Long, Ken Jennings, Mayim Bialik, Game Shows