Danger! Star Hannah Wilson breaks her silence after being ‘completely beaten up’ by second returning champion Ben Chan

DANGER! Contestant Hannah Wilson has broken her silence about her loss to Ben Chang.

Hannah took to social media to talk about how she felt losing to returning champion Ben Chan on Monday night.

Danger! Contestant Hannah Wilson has broken her silence on her loss to Ben Chan on the game show


Danger! Contestant Hannah Wilson has broken her silence on her loss to Ben Chan on the game showPhoto credit: ABC


“I couldn’t ask for a better opponent to take a real beating on!” she saidPhoto credit: ABC

She shared her response on a popular Jeopardy! Reddit Thread: “Looks like the spiky blue shell has finally caught up with me.”

The star continued, “I couldn’t ask for a better opponent to get totally thrashed by! Ben was so sweet and friendly before the game and then just an absolute beast on stage.”

“He’s a great player and it’s an hour before he’s the one to take me out. Being with Jeopardy has been an amazing experience and I can’t wait to come back.” [Tourament of Champions]!”

In response, Ben dedicated a tweet to him Opponent: “I’m really sorry that my bad luck was also bad luck for Hannah and Wendy.”

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But all in all we were obviously incredibly lucky to be on the Alex Trebek stage.


Hannah, a data scientist from Chicago, Illinois, had been dominating game after game up until Monday’s episode of Twist.

She met Ben, a philosophy professor at St. Norbert College from Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Wendy Swanson, a retired teacher from Portland, Oregon.

Wendy was the only player of the three who wasn’t a recurring champion.

Hannah came out with an eight-day total of $229,801 and plenty of cheering from the fans – while Ben returned from a hiatus as the second undefeated player with a three-day total of $69,001.

Seeing two champions return instead of just one could lead to Jeopardy! have led. viewers to a daily double-take – that’s because it’s very rare.

Ben contracted Covid-19 while playing his first three games and Jeopardy! turned. planned for him to return soon after on the May 15 episode.

Unfortunately, his unexpected return date meant that Hannah’s winning streak came to an abrupt end.

The pair were even heralded by Johnny Gilbert, 94, as “recurring co-champions” at the helm.

Host Mayim Bialik, 48, also addressed the oddity: “As you heard Johnny Gilbert announce, we have returning co-champions in today’s game.”

Not only did Ben defeat his current fellow winner, but he also scored his fourth straight runaway – or Final Jeopardy’s locked game – against the unassuming and intimidating Hannah.

Ben donned a huge grin, his classic close-to-the-vest buzzer stance, and an absolute composure as he nailed 19 clues and all three daily doubles.

Ben went into Final Jeopardy with $41,000, Hannah with $6,800 and Wendy with $4,400.

In “Final Jeopardy” under “Publications” it said: “The co-founder of this magazine, founded in 1967, said its name came primarily from a song title, but also noted a band name.”

All three players got the Rolling Stone right, and Ben added a whopping $19,000 and won $60,000 (the second highest single-day win this season), for a four-day total of $129,001 .

On Tuesday’s episode, Ben went undefeated as he increased his total earnings by $27,999 for a five-day total of $157,000.

“You should have waited”

During Monday’s episode, Hannah and Ben shared a smile and will now compete in September’s Tournament of Champions – but fans were concerned that things were going this way for them.

One Twitter user wrote: “They should have waited until Hannah’s run was over before they brought Ben back. Not fair.”

Another user replied: “I think that’s fair. They planned Ben’s return before Hannah came on the show and started a series. Let’s try to celebrate people’s victory.”

A third argued, “I disagree — consider Hannah might never have been a champion if Ben hadn’t taken a break.”

A fourth agreed: “So someone else could be exposed to a circular saw.” [like Ben]? It’s totally fair.

Another user defended the show, writing: “How is this unfair? The better player won.” Another then argued, “It wasn’t fair to either Hannah or Ben.”

Former champion Alex Jacob wrote: “The problem is I’m not sure what the solution is other than not recording until the reigning champion is able to play. They probably don’t want to disrupt the schedule, but maybe they should consider it on those rare occasions.”

“I don’t think it’s fair for a returning champion to play against another returning champion. The format of the show sees the champion play against two new players.”

“But like I said, there’s not much they can do about it.”

To which another responded: “They planned Ben’s return long before they knew who the other champion would be that day. So it is a very fair process.”

“It wouldn’t be fair to ‘protect’ a reigning champion because you like him.”

2021 Tournament of Champions winner Sam Kavanaugh wrote that at least both will get another chance: “Even if it was unintentional, I’m happy to bring them back after the other champion has already qualified for the ToC because the door isn’t quite closed yet.” The loser.”

“(Although I’m not sure I’d like it that much if I was the third contestant).”

Another user argued, “I feel like they need a new process to bring back a winner later in the season. Letting Ben loose on Hannah didn’t seem fair to the ‘reigning champion’.”

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Another said that Ben was technically at a disadvantage: “You could also say it was unfair to Ben to have to come back and face someone right away in the middle of an eight-game winning streak.”

“If they had adjusted his recording schedule to try to extend their series, THAT would indeed be an unfair manipulation of the process.”

Hannah was an eight-day champion who won over $200,000


Hannah was an eight-day champion who won over $200,000Photo credit: ABC
Hannah is a data scientist from Chicago.


Hannah is a data scientist from Chicago.Photo credit: ABC


CELINE CASTRONUOVO is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. CELINE CASTRONUOVO joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: celine@dailynationtoday.com.

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