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WATCH: Alex Trebek Gets Choked Up by Contestant's Answer on "Jeopardy!"
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A contestant's answer on "Jeopardy!" brought host Alex Trebek to tears Monday.
During the "Final Jeopardy" round, Trebek asked contestants for their answers. When he got to contestant Dhruv Gaur, the host paused.
"We love you Alex!" Gaur wrote as his answer, worth $1,995.
In place of the word love, Gaur wrote a heart.
"That's very kind of you, thank you," Trebek said, choking up. The "wrong" answer cost left Gaur with $5.
Right before Gaur's message, Trebek shared he was reentering treatment for pancreatic cancer, Gaur tweeted. The long-time "Jeopardy!" host announced his diagnosis in March.
"We were all hurting for him so badly," Gaur tweeted. "When Final Jeopardy came up, I could've tried to puzzle it together, but really, just kept thinking about Alex."
...for context, Alex had just shared with us that he was reentering treatment for pancreatic cancer. We were all hurting for him so badly. 2/n— Dhruv Gaur (@dhruvg_) November 12, 2019
Gaur was glad he got to say "what everybody at the tournament was thinking."
Hammer and Nigel discussed Trebek's emotional moment in today's edition of "Is This Anything?"