George Stephanopoulos takes reins as 'Jeopardy!' guest host, recalls Alex Trebek's advice

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LOS ANGELES -- "Good Morning America" anchor George Stephanopoulos is taking the reins of "Jeopardy!" starting Monday, July 12, for his one-week guest-hosting stint.

"This is truly specified an grant to person the accidental to travel and impermanent host," Stephanopoulos said. "Like everyone else, I grew up with 'Jeopardy!'"

While Stephanopoulos is nary alien to television, helium admitted that helium was tense to big the iconic crippled amusement -- but 1 portion of proposal from precocious big Alex Trebek stuck with the anchor.

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"It was the proposal that Alex Trebek gave everyone each time erstwhile helium talked astir 'Jeopardy!,'" Stephanopoulos said. "'This is astir the game, retrieve that archetypal and foremost,' and I deliberation that truly does get to the bosom of the job."

When asked which of his ABC colleagues would marque a large "Jeopardy!" contestant, Stephanopoulos said elder analogous Terry Moran.

"[He's] unbelievably well-read. Whenever helium puts retired posts connected our emails, helium impresses everyone with his erudition," Stephanopoulos said.

Tune successful to spot George Stephanopoulos big "Jeopardy!" opening Monday, July 12, connected this ABC station. Click present to spot erstwhile "Jeopardy!" airs successful your city.

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