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brianhenke

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Returning J! champ not returning today...
« on: April 17, 2023, 02:54:44 PM »
Three-day Jeopardy! champion Ben Chan will not appear on today or tonight's show.

St. Norbert College, the Minnesota college where he's a professor, says that he suffered an undisclosed illness prior to taping.

He will return to J! on the May 15 episode. According to j-archive.com it was only the fourth time that the champion hadn't defended (excluding the champs who retired after winning five games).

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aaron sica

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Re: Returning J! champ not returning today...
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2023, 04:47:24 PM »
And also the first time Brian copy and pasted a link!

Kevin Prather

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Re: Returning J! champ not returning today...
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2023, 02:17:25 AM »
For completeness, the previous three champions who temporarily abdicated were:

Priscilla Ball (1-19-09) due to illness.
Claudia Corriere (12-21-15) due to a new job commitment.
Zach Newkirk (9-14-20) due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.