Alex Trebek debuts beard on 'Jeopardy!' season 35

The 35th season of the TV game show “Jeopardy!” started Monday, and host Alex Trebek will have a new look.

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USA Today reported that images posted on "Jeopardy!" social media page show Trebek, 78, with a full white and gray beard.

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In an Instagram video celebrating the 35th season, Trebek appears with facial hair, too.

“No need to inquire how I spent my summer vacation,” Trebek said on Monday’s episode. “Things got a little out of hand.”

Credit: Carol Kaelson/Jeopardy Productions via AP

Credit: Carol Kaelson/Jeopardy Productions via AP

“Hopefully it won't be a distraction for our players,” he said.

Fans can vote on whether or not they like Trebek's beard on Twitter. As of the time of this story, most are in favor of the beard.

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