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Trebek: 'Jeopardy!' retirement isn't imminent despite cancer

Alex Trebek on his cancer diagnosis: 'I wish I had known sooner'
Posted at 9:39 PM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 21:39:58-05

The brief farewell that Alex Trebek said will close his final “Jeopardy!” episode isn't on the horizon.

Trebek said Wednesday that he doesn't foresee signing off on the quiz show in the near future.

He'd mentioned recently that he'll ask for 30 seconds at the end of his appearance to say farewell.

The 79-year-old Trebek, who's battling pancreatic cancer, said he's not yet ready to retire. He's pondered it but still enjoys spending time with “bright people” on the show.

Trebek said that includes the three top money winners competing this week on “Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time," airing in prime-time on ABC.