Unbearable Endangered The unbeatable behavior of host Alex Trebek was given a momentary pause Monday when he suddenly encountered a heartfelt message from a competitor.
The host of the Trivia show, born in Canada, was surprised by Final Jeopardy's surprise response to the latest episode of the feature series.
On Monday's final challenge on Monday – which asked: "In the title of 1890's Great Poverty Exposure in Poor York City, these 3 words follow 'How' – competitor Herv Gaur had no correct answer in mind.
So, Gaur, who came in third with $ 2,000, instead decided to erase a heartbeat: "What is it we love you, Alex!" Along with his $ 1,995 bet.
The message momentarily strangled the veteran host, whose voice shook for a few seconds as she read and processed the message.
"It is very kind. Thanks, "Trebek said.
On social media, Gaur revealed that Monday's episode was used shortly after Trebek shared with competitors that he was coming back for cancer treatment – a discovery that rocked both competitors and fans when Trebek announced the news earlier this fall. The play records its episodes in advance.
"I'm just so grateful I got the opportunity to say what I know everyone was thinking. Sending all the love," Gaur tweeted.
The 79-year-old Trebek announced in March that he had stage 4 pancreatic cancer and received immediate outpouring of support from fans, including Canadians.