The “Jeopardy!” trivia recreation present threw viewers off kilter when its host Alex Trebek revealed a brand new bearded look on Monday.
Trebek confirmed off his new look on Twitter after which in an Instagram video earlier than Monday’s premiere episode.
“It is time to embark upon a magical journey into Season 35!” the Instagram description learn.
Then on the season debut, he addressed the “bushy” concern.
“No have to inquire how I spent my summer time trip,” Trebek stated. “Issues obtained a bit out of hand.”
The hashtag #Trebeard additionally appeared on social media with feedback like “beard on” and “#keepthebeard.”
There’s at the moment a ballot on “Jeopardy!”‘s social media with 68 % of the general public in favor of Trebek’s beard and 32 % to not beard, as of Monday evening.
“Hopefully it will not be a distraction for our gamers,” Trebek stated on the sport present.
For “Jeopardy!”‘s 30th anniversary in 2014, Trebek shocked followers when he returned to his famed mustached-look for the primary time in 13 years, USA Immediately reported.