Longtime "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek knows exactly what he will say to end his 36-year career with the show — and he'll only need 30 seconds to say it.
"I've kind of, in my mind, rehearsed it already, and what I would do on that day is tell the director, 'Time the show down to leave me 30 seconds at the end. That's all I want,'" Trebek said in an interview with ABC's Michael Strahan ahead of a highly anticipated tournament between winners James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter.
Trebek said he may not be hosting the game show much longer, but didn't reveal an exact end date or any possible replacements. He said his goodbye "will be a significant moment" for him.
"Don't ask me who's going to replace me because I have no say whatsoever," he said, continuing with his rehearsed goodbye. "But I'm sure that if you give them the same love and attention and respect that you have shown me ... then they will be a success and the show will continue being a success."
"And until we meet again, God bless you and goodbye," he concluded.