Mike Richards ventured down as Jeopardy! host recently however remained in the show as an executive producer. He resigned because of the remarks he made from “The Randumb Show” podcast highlighting his misanthropic comments to women and offensive language, which got enormous reaction from individuals of various communities.
He previously declared the news that he’ll remain as part of the board with a position of executive producer on Aug. 20 with a statement, “It pains me that these past incidents and comments have cast such a shadow on Jeopardy! as we look to start a new chapter.”
“As I mentioned last week, I was deeply honored to be asked to host the syndicated show and was thrilled by the opportunity to expand my role.”
An email sent to staff which peruses he’s general takeoff saying, “Mike will no longer be serving as EP of Wheel and Jeopardy! effective immediately. We had hoped that when Mike stepped down from the host position at Jeopardy! it would have minimized the disruption and internal difficulties we have all experienced these last few weeks. That clearly has not happened.”
Suzanne Prete, EVP, Business and Strategy, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! is the one who sent the inside note to staff on these shows clarifying that Richards’ leave would take effect right now with Embassy Row’s Michael Davies consenting to help on a between time premise.
Reactions to Mike Richards No Longer An Executive Producer of Jeopardy!
Hilarious to me that it is his ego that got him here. If he hadn’t thrown his name in the hat, he’d still be just another douche bag. I am so happy for every person he was a dick to..this must be such happy news. https://t.co/4TVQFnnpIg— Junction Reads (@JUNCTIONREADS) September 1, 2021
How to kill your career in one move https://t.co/JK13JLusjG— no-name (@EmployerFoundMe) September 1, 2021
It is very funny that he probably wouldn’t of been fired if he just didn’t make himself host. https://t.co/It6e0it715— John Healy (@jmhealy_john) September 1, 2021
well that escalated quickly https://t.co/pS8Abzy92W— dylan sea2000lbs 🚩😎🌴🏖🏐 (@DylanTweetin) August 31, 2021
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