Longtime “Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek switched things up for the game show’s season premiere Monday, sporting a beard. Trebek teased his choice on social media, including an Instagram post featuring the “beard-no beard” photos seen below.
The Instagram desciption read: “It’s time to embark upon a magical journey into Season 35!”
The New York Post reports that a social media poll by the show had 68% of the public voting in favor of the beard, to just 32% favoring no beard. On the show, Trebek said: “Hopefully it won’t be a distraction for our players.”