Alex Trebek gets emotional after contestant's sweet gesture during 'Jeopardy!'
Contestant Dhruv Gaur wrote 'What is We ?? you, Alex!' during 'Final Jeopardy' instead of trying to answer the posed question.
Alex Trebek became emotional after a fan wrote a sweet message to him in lieu of an answer on Monday night’s episode of "Jeopardy!".
During the “Final Jeopardy” question, contestant Dhruv Gaur, trailing his competitors by over $10,000, wrote “What is We??you, Alex!” instead of trying to answer the question posed.
“Dhruv, you’re smiling, I like that. Let’s take a look at your response. Did you come up with a right one?" Trebek said when it was time to read aloud Gaur’s answer.
After reading, “What is, We love you Alex?”, the 79-year old Jeopardy host became emotional, saying, “That’s very kind of you. Thank you.”
Appearing to hold back tears, Trebek then told Gaur that his answer cost him $1,995. “You’re left with five bucks,” he said.
Trebek, who has hosted "Jeopardy!" since 1984, announced in March that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
The beloved host was on stage in late July when the syndicated show began taping its fall season, and in August he announced that he had completed a round of chemotherapy.
In September, Trebek revealed he had to undergo chemotherapy again.
Trebek has said he plans to continue working as long as he can.