Jeopardy host Alex Trebek debuts beard, causing stir on Twitter

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Jeopardy host Alex Trebek debuts beard, causing stir on Twitter. Watch the report on Action News at 4:30 p.m. on September 10, 2018.

Jeopardy kicked off its 35th season, which is a pretty big deal. But there's something else about the show that made it one of the top trending Twitter moments of the day.

Five words: Alex Trebek has a beard.

Yes. When the new season kicked off, the legendary host didn't have the fresh face we've grown accustomed to.

You wouldn't think facial hair would cause this much of a stir, but fans have a lot of feelings about his facial fuzz.

The news is leading Twitter's "What's happening" section.

Trebek even joked, wondering why fans are so surprised by it.

Love it or hate it, Jeopardy even put up a poll. "To beard, or not to beard: that is the question."

As of this writing, 68 percent have said yes, they like it. You still have six days to vote.

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