Celebrity News March 13, 2014
Controversial ‘Jeopardy!’ King Arthur Chu Finally Dethroned
Arthur Chu, the “Jeopardy!” champ who won big money while being criticized for his unconventional playing skills, has been defeated after a 12-day run.
Diana Peloquin of Ann Arbor, Mich., who led for the day with $15,700, finished first, while Chu came in third with zero dollars. His total winnings were $297,200.
"A great run," summed up host Alex Trebek.
The 30-year-old Chu, who described himself on Twitter as "mad genius, comedian, actor and freelance voiceover artist,” was slammed for his strategy, bouncing all over the board instead of finishing a category one at a time and ferreting out the Daily Doubles.
Many felt Chu exhibited unsportsmanlike behavior and had a lack of respect for the game.