Who is: the next likely Danger! host? After a long process, it looks like the fans have their answer.
A source connected to the venerable game show confirms to E! News that Mike Richards, who joined Danger! and Wheel of Fortune as executive producer last year, is in the process of closing his contract to succeed at the end Alex Trebek as permanent host of the trivia series.
The insider told E! News that the job was up for grabs for Mike from the start and that no other candidate had been offered the job. Mike will fill the big shoes of Alex, who animated Danger! for 36 years and passed away in November 2020 as a result of his battle with pancreatic cancer.
“Mike wanted this job since he joined Danger!“, shares the source.” He met the main players in the production company and expressed his desire to expand his role, becoming both showrunner and host. “
The insider continues, “Mike has been open throughout his career, he sees himself as a Dick clark or Ryan seacrest type of character capable of both directing and hosting a show. “