Jeopardy! champion thanks Alex Trebek for helping him learn English |

by learn a language journalist
November 07, 2020 at 05:31 PM EST

In an emotional moment on Thursday’s episode of , contestant Burt Thakur teared up after becoming that game’s champion, recalling the impact host Alex Trebek had in his life at an early age.

“Here’s a true story, man,” Thakur told Trebek. “I learned English because of you. My grandfather, who raised me… I used to sit on his lap and watch you every day. So, it’s a pretty special moment for me, man. Thank you very much.”

“That was a great gift you gave Alex,” fan wrote in reply to the video. “It was all I could give to someone who also [gave] me so much,” Thakur wrote back.

The long-running quiz show returned to production in recent months after a long break due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “On a personal level, I’m excited because it gets me out of the house,” Trebek said at the time. “It gives me something to do on a regular basis, and I was missing that.”

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