Alex Trebek stunned viewers on Monday when he hosted “Jeopardy!” with a beard.
The “Jeopardy!” trivia game show threw viewers off kilter when the host Alex Trebek showed a new bearded look Monday.
Trebek showed his new look on Twitter and then in an Instagram video before Monday’s premiere episode.
“It is time to embark on a magical journey in Season 35.” the Instagram description read.
Then click on the season in his debut, he spoke of the “hairy” problem.
“No need to inquire how I spent my summer vacation,” Trebek said. “Things got a little out of hand.”
Keep the beard.#Danger #TreBeard #AlexTrebek pic.twitter.com/gX03NvVWa1
— A. C. Junior (@OfficialMisterC) September 10, 2018
The hashtag #Trebeard also appeared on social media, with comments such as “beard” and “#keepthebeard.”
Currently there is a poll on “Jeopardy!”‘s social media, with 68 percent of the public in favor of Trebek beard and 32 percent not to beard, as of Monday night.
“Hopefully it won’t be a distraction for our players,” Trebek said on the game show.
For “Danger!”‘s 30-year anniversary in 2014, Trebek fans shocked when he returned to his famous moustachioed-look for the first time in 13 years, USA Today reported.
Amy’s Place is a news editor and reporter for Fox News.