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New ‘Jeopardy!’ host Mike Richards quits amid growing scandal

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“Jeopardy!” needs a new host — again. Just days after being chosen to host the popular quiz show, Mike Richards is stepping down from the role amid backlash over insulting, sexist and antisemitic comments he made in the past, he announced Friday. “It pains me that these past incidents and comments have cast such a shadow on Jeopardy! as we look to start a new chapter,” he said in an internal memo to “Jeopardy!” staff. “As I mentioned last week, I was deeply honored to be asked to host the syndicated show and was thrilled by the opportunity to expand my role,” said Richards, who will remain as …

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