“Jeopardy!” host updates fans on battle with cancer

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“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek has a new message for his fans.  

Trebek posted a video on social media thanking people for their well wishes as he fights advanced pancreatic cancer. "Despite what you may have heard, I'm feeling good, I'm continuing with my therapy, and we, and by we, the staff is already working on the next season, the 36th year of Jeopardy!"

Meanwhile, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas has broken his own single-episode winnings record on the show.

James Holzhauer won $131,127 during the “Jeopardy!” that aired Wednesday night, breaking the record that viewers saw him set last week.

Due to the game show's taping schedule, the records were actually set one day apart, with Holzhauer's new high score occurring on Feb. 12.

Wednesday's win marks the 10th consecutive win for the 34-year-old Holzhauer. Before his run, the previous episode record was $77,000 and was set by Roger Craig in 2010.

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