“Jeopardy!” has a new growing star.
Yale PhD university student Matt Amodio, 30, is now the quiz show’s second winningest contestant — notching his 33rd consecutive victory on Friday and eclipsing James Holzhauer’s streak.
Amodio hauled in $55,400, bringing his winnings to $1,267,801. He continue to trailed Holzhauer’s full winning by a lot more than $1 million, on the other hand, owing to his commonly more conservative perform in the “Double Jeopardy” and “Final Jeopardy” rounds.
“I have the likelihood to remind everybody how substantially much better than me @James_Holzhauer is in basically each and every way,” Amodio tweeted right before the pre-taped contest aired.
“It would be an honor to be unfavorably when compared to a human being I admire so substantially!”
The trivia whiz would have to gain 42 much more game titles to conquer Ken Jennings’ 74 video game blitz in 2004.
Jennings was established to host the show in tandem with actress Mayim Bialik following Mike Richards was compelled out of the gig, and his executive producer job, subsequent the revelation of sexist feedback he once produced on a podcast.
“Jeopardy!” experienced invited a slew of substantial-profile attendees to moderate the system following the dying of legendary host Alex Trebek.