‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek reveals how Justin Trudeau gets out of meetings

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a sly way of ending meetings, according to “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek.

“I’ve met Trudeau,” the 78-year-old quiz show host told Vulture. “I spent almost an hour with him in Ottawa. I’m keenly aware of little nuances, and I noticed at one point, after about 45 minutes, that Justin did something like this [scratches under his shirt], and about ten seconds later, there was a knock on the door and one of his assistants came in and said, ‘Mr. Prime Minister, you have a meeting.’”

Trebek explained, “He has a buzzer under his shirt that he can use to signal his assistants when it’s time to come and get him.”

However, despite ending their meeting early, Trebek said Trudeau wanted to be a contestant on the long-running game show.

“Trudeau did say to me, ‘Count me in if you ever do a celebrity tournament featuring world political leaders.’ I said, ‘I can’t think of anybody who would want to take you on.’”

Earlier this year, Trebek, who’s been hosting “Jeopardy!” since 1984, wasn’t sure whether he would continue on after 2020, but it was announced on Nov. 1 he would be around until at least 2022.

A rep for Trudeau did not immediately return our request for comment.

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