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Alex Trebek Is Laughing And Cracking Jokes In New Behind-The-Scenes Footage

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By Clark Sparky

Despite currently battling cancer, "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek was in great spirits while filming a commercial recently. The 79-year-old game show host was seen behind-the-scenes in a video on the show's Instagram feed that shows him making jokes and cracking up the cast and crew during filming.

"Join Alex on the set of the new commercial for Jeopardy! on Drivetime," the caption read.

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Fans were overjoyed to see Trebek doing so well.

"These are some funny behind-the-scenes! Alex is awesome!" one wrote.

"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," someone else gushed.

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

"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! I hope you'll be having fun for a long time - you're in my prayers!" a fourth fan commented.

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Sadly, Trebek announced in September that he had suffered a setback in his fight against stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

"In terms of getting my strength back, that hasn't happened, unfortunately," he said. "I was doing so well, and my numbers went down to the equivalent of a normal human being who does not have pancreatic cancer, so we were all very optimistic. And they said good, we're gonna stop chemo, we'll start immunotherapy.

I lost about 12 pounds in a week and my numbers went sky high — much higher than they were when I was first diagnosed, so the doctors have decided that I have to undergo chemo again."

In October, Trebek admitted that sores in his mouth caused by the chemo are starting to affect his speech.

“I’m sure there are observant members of the television audience that notice also, but they’re forgiving," he said. "But there will come a point when they (fans and producers) will no longer be able to say, ‘It’s ok.' ''

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"I realize there is an end in sight for me like there is for everyone else. One line that I have used with my staff in recent weeks and months is when I do pass on, one thing that will not be said at my funeral is 'Oh, he was taken from us too soon.' Hey guys, I'm 79 years old. I've had one hell of a good life. And I've enjoyed it," Trebek added.

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