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Beard or no beard? Internet weighs in on Alex Trebek's new look

September 11, 2018 - 6:29 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) -- I'll take the internet is going crazy over your beard for 200, Alex.

Alex Trebek sported a beard as he launched the 35th season of "Jeopardy!" and the look has led to a poll from the popular, long-running game show along with the hashtag #AlexTrebeard.

The bearded host appeared in a video on Instagram under the caption, "It's time to embark upon a magical journey." He opened the first show of the season by saying, "No need to inquire how I spent my summer vacation."

The game show has started a beard or no beard poll on Twitter. There have been more votes for the beard than against it. One person wrote that the beard reminded her of the actor Sean Connery while another compared Trebek to Santa Claus.

Trebek was known for sporting a mustache, but he shaved it off in 2001. He grew the mustache back for the 30th season in 2014.