If you’ve been watching James Holzhauer’s amazing winning streak on “Jeopardy!” you probably heard about the footage of Monday’s episode that leaked on the Internet. We can now tell you for sure if it was real.
That revelation came to light when Monday’s episode started airing in certain cities across the country.
“What a game!” Alex Trebek exclaimed after Boettcher’s final score popped up. “Oh my gosh!”
“Nobody likes to lose,” Holzhauer told The New York Times. “But I’m very proud of how I did, and I really exceeded my own expectations for the show. So I don’t feel bad about it.”
“I lost to a really top-level competitor,” Holzhauer told the Times. “She played a perfect game. And that was what it took to beat me.”
— James Holzhauer (@James_Holzhauer) June 3, 2019
BREAKING: Jeopardy! champ James Holzhauer loses on Monday’s episode: pic.twitter.com/yqRqdl2zp0
— Random Intel (@TheRandomIntel) June 2, 2019
Since the video was removed, here is the iconic photo of the scores: pic.twitter.com/sSbCmlPs6t
— Random Intel (@TheRandomIntel) June 3, 2019
Prior to Monday’s loss, James was on a roll winning 33 games in a row and racking up almost as much as the 2004 “Jeopardy!” champ, Ken Jennings with just over $2.5 million. James fell short of that by $58,484 and with that, Ken continues to hold the record for prize money.