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Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek Becomes Record-Breaking Game Show Host

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Jun 15, 2014 | 5:40pm EDT

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Alex Trebek, the long-time host of America's Jeopardy! has entered the record books as the game show host with the most - literally. He was presented with a Guinness World Record honour on Friday (13Jun14) after hosting 6,829 episodes of the programme.

The previous record holder was retired The Price is Right host Bob Barker. Trebek, 73, says, "It's an honour to hold the Guinness World Record for hosting Jeopardy!, which I've often said is the best of reality TV. "We have had incredible support from our viewers for the past 30 years, and without them, I wouldn't have set this record."

The Canadian-American TV personality has hosted Jeopardy! since 1984. He picked up a Lifetime Achievement Award for the show at the Daytime Emmys in 2011.

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