Alex Trebek wanted Laura Coates to succeed him as “Jeopardy!” host.

He said that the CNN legal analyst was “very bright, very personable.”

In a new interview on “Tamron Hall,” she talked about “Jeopardy!”

Although “Jeopardy!” let over a dozen celebrities audition, she was not one of them.

Coates said that she asked to guest host, but she “was told ‘no.’”

She said that she “knocked on doors and found them closed.”

“I asked for the opportunity,” she said. “I was told ‘no.’”

Trebek had also mentioned that sportscaster Alex Faust would be a solid pick.

However, he was not given a chance to guest host, either.