The “Jeopardy! Masters” tournament has host Ken Jennings‘ arch nemesis back in the game, but don’t expect Ken to give in to the trash talk being thrown his way — he tells us he’s hung up his buzzer for good.
Ken joined us Tuesday on “TMZ Live” to respond to James Holzhauer, who’s playing again in the ‘Masters’ tourney … and who called out Ken during Monday night’s episode. ‘Jeopardy!’ fans know Ken and James were long considered #1 and #2 in the all-time rankings — they went head-to-head in 2020’s ‘G.O.A.T.’ (Greatest of All Time) tournament, and Ken came out on top.
Last night, James playfully demanded Ken give him a rematch — but KJ tells us it ain’t gonna happen. He says he’s happy just to have defeated James once … plus he’s digging being the host now, instead of playing.
For now, Holzhauer will have to settle for taking on 5 other champs for a $500K prize and a Trebek Trophy.
Ken says he’s thrilled to be watching the action from his hosting podium, adding … the competition is already really fierce.
In Ken’s eyes, he’s ready to make room for another all-time champion as the ‘Masters’ tournament continues.