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Aaron Rodgers offered a heartfelt goodbye after his two-week run as guest host of “Jeopardy!” on Friday, thanking the viewers, contestants and everyone involved.
The Packers’ superstar quarterback hosted 10 episodes and helped the show raise $236,725 for the North Valley Community Foundation, as the show matched the winnings of contestants.
“It’s incredible,” Rodgers said following his final episode as host. “I want to thank all of you for watching and for everyone here at ‘Jeopardy!’ … thank you.
“You have made me feel so welcome. This has been a surreal experience and so very special to me. Have a great weekend and in the words of the great Alex Trebek, ‘So long.’”
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper will be next up. MLB and NFL voice Joe Buck will join the mix at some point, The Post’s Andrew Marchand reported Saturday.
Rodgers was able to show his comedic side during his time with “Jeopardy!” One of the best moments came on Tuesday when defending champion Daniel Chase chose the category of “Title” for $400.
The clue was: In the 1960s these Midwesterners earned 5 NFL championship trophies. Chase had no clue.
“Green Bay Packers? Dennis, go again…I guess,” Rodgers joked. When contestant Erick Loh correctly answered Boston Celtics to a different clue, Rodgers responded: “Oh, you know that one, huh?” to laughs from the audience.
“The best part of guest-hosting ‘Jeopardy!’ is watching the incredibly smart contestants test themselves against the game and against each other,” Rodgers said during one of the episodes of the show. “It takes quick reflexes and the ability to make intelligent decisions on the fly to be a ‘Jeopardy!’ champion…something I can definitely relate to.”
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