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'Jeopardy!' Host Alex Trebek Happily Works on Commercial Despite Health Issues

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By Natalie Hunter

Alex Trebek has hosted 'Jeopardy!' for a whopping 35 years. Despite battling cancer, he continues to work and do what he loves. In addition to 'Jeopardy!', [PopCulture] ( reported that a commercial that he filmed with Drivetime has been released.

The app has games that use voice-command so that people can play while driving. One of those games happens to be 'Jeopardy!' Naturally, the company asked the face of 'Jeopardy!,' Alex Trebek, to film a commercial for them. Drivetime posted the commercial on Instagram on Tuesday.

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The commercial premiered on TV during 'Jeopardy!'. Alex is sitting in the passenger seat at the start of the commercial. The person behind the driver seat swaps out every few seconds.

"Would you like to have me, Alex Trebek, with you in your car wherever you go?" Trebek asks. With Jeopardy! on Drivetime, it can happen"

"Can you be here on our road trip?" one man asks in return.

"You bet! I'm here, I'm there, I'm everywhere!" Trebek responds enthusiastically as he goes on to promote the product.


'Jeopardy's Instagram account also posted some behind the scenes footage. These scenes featured hilarious outtakes of Trebek making jokes and cracking up the whole crew.

"I keep ad-libbing and I forget what I'm saying," Trebek admitted.

"It's gonna hurt if you get--," he then joked hinting that the man driving may get in an accident.

"All right, watch out for that pedestrian!" he continued to joke.

"Can you be here on our date?" one actor said in a line that was cut.


"Nope! You're on your own!" Trebek joked in response.

He even got behind the wheel himself and said jokingly, "I'm here, and you're my lane, a**hole!"

Fans were ecstatic to see Trebek in such high spirits. They left kind words on the comments section of the Instagram video.

"Love you on Jeopardy!! no one could ever take your place so you need to get better soon. Your the kindness and most respectful person that I have seen on tv," one supportive fan commented.

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"The more I see what how funny, approachable, and just genuinely NICE you are, Alex Trebek, the more I can't help but love you — but not in a weird way!" one fan wrote. "I hope you'll be having fun for a long time — you're in my prayers!" another fan enthused.

"Love you Alex and so funny! I'd watch Alex in anything and my prayers are with you. Stay strong!" another fan wished.

Best wishes and a speedy recovery to Trebek!

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