From July 26 to July 30, 2021, the “Reading Rainbow” host will appear on “Jeopardy!”
“Our goal has been to present a wide variety of guest hosts with different skill sets and backgrounds on our path to finding a permanent host,” said “Jeopardy!” executive producer Mike Richards when announcing Burton as a guest host. “Our passionate fans are telling us what they like, and we are listening. All of the guest hosts have brought individualism, energy and an authentic love of our show to each of their episodes. We look forward to sharing the rest of the season with our viewers.”
Burton reminisced on the chance to guest host “Jeopardy!” in an interview posted on Saturday, saying he was reluctant to take the stage.
“I was more than nervous, I was absolutely petrified,” Burton said. “And I don’t know that that feeling ever went away.”