Johnny Gilbert, the voice of ‘Jeopardy!’, keeps going at 92

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In this image provided by Jeopardy Productions, Inc., show announcer Johnny Gilbert appears on the set of “Jeopardy!” Gilbert worked with host Alex Trebek for 37 years and was reluctant to continue after losing his admired colleague. But others with the show urged him to consider his role as a comforting touchstone for viewers who also were in mourning. (Carol Kaelson/Jeopardy Productions, Inc. via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Jeopardy!” announcer Johnny Gilbert decided to stick with the quiz show after Alex Trebek’s cancer death last year.

Gilbert was facing the difficult question once again as production for next season neared. This time it would mean adjusting to a yet-to-be-named host, instead of the celebrities who have been filling in this season.

Gilbert says it’s not easy to consider working with someone other than Trebek after their 37 years together on “Jeopardy!” But the 92-year-old says he’s not ready to retire from an entertainment career that started when Gilbert was a teenager in Virginia.

Taping on the new season of “Jeopardy!” begins later this summer.

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