Alex Trebek getting political for Canada TV show
By Etan Vlessing
TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter) - "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek will moonlight on the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. as host of the reality competition series "Canada's Next Prime Minister."
The Ontario native, who got his start at the public broadcaster, will share the stage March 18 with three former prime ministers as they field pitches from four would-be politicos before choosing a winner.
Last month, the CBC got into hot water after admitting to breaking contestant recruitment rules and contacting political organizations to invite young former political candidates to compete on the series.
The CBC has sold "Canada's Next Prime Minister" as a format to the BBC.
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