Anderson Cooper’s baby son sees him on TV for first time hosting ‘Jeopardy!’

Anderson Cooper’s baby son sees him on TV for first time hosting ‘Jeopardy!’
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Anderson Cooper is a regular on television, gracing the screens on his CNN special Anderson 360. His son Wyatt, who turns one on April 27, has seemingly never seen his dad on the big screen. But that all just changed!

Cooper is guest hosting the iconic game show Jeopardy!, so Wyatt can watch his dad ask trivia questions. The show has used several celebrity guest hosts since Alex Trebek’s passing in November.

“Wyatt has never seen me on tv before, and he likely won’t for a long while, but apparently, he caught a bit of me on @Jeopardy! Cooper captioned his Instagram post. “It was a dream come true to be guest hosting and to pay tribute to#AlexTrebekand raise money for@hashaiti.”

At the beginning of his episode, Cooper paid homage to Trebek and his legacy as the game show host, and that it is “really amazing “ and “humbling” to be able to host the show.

Within the same video clip, Cooper mentioned that he was a fan of the game show since high school and participated in Celebrity Jeopardy! four times. Two of those times, he won.

“Getting to guest host these next two weeks, raise money for good causes, and pay tribute to Alex, it’s really an honor. I miss him, and I know that we all do,” he said.

Cooper is also raising money for Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti, which is based in Haiti’s Lower Artibonite Valley, for people to get the quality primary health care they need.

Ultimately, he is taking over the guest host duties from quarterback Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers, who hosted the show for two weeks. 

Cooper will host episodes of Jeopardy! up to April 30.

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