Making a winning appearance as the host of Jeopardy! isn't all about memorizing the periodic table and the correct pronunciation of all the world capitals. At least it wasn't for Buzzy Cohen.
The former Jeopardy! champion — whose real name is Austin David Cohen — worked on his body as well as his mind in the lead up to the two-week Tournament of Champions, which he won in 2017, after winning $165,000 on the show in 2016.
"I prepared very intensely. Like a lot of people, I hadn’t really been doing that much activity during the COVID-19 pandemic," he said in an on-camera interview with the show. "So I started working out to get my stamina up. I know how long these tape days are and how focused and attentive the host really needs to be. You're reading clues, you're directing traffic, you're refereeing, you're giving color commentary. So you've gotta be really focused and have your stamina up."
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