Jeopardy’s Hannah Wilson dominates the competition to claim her stunning eighth win as she prepares to battle returning champion Ben Chan

CURRENT danger! Champion Hannah Wilson has overtaken her competition to claim her eighth victory as she prepares to fight returnee Ben Chan.

Professor of Philosophy at St Norbert College ben did not return to compete on the April 17, 2023 episode of Danger! after winning three days in a row.

Jeopardy's Hannah Wilson dominated the competition to claim a stunning eighth win


Jeopardy’s Hannah Wilson dominated the competition to claim a stunning eighth winPhoto credit: Danger!
Next she faces the returned undefeated champion Ben Chan


Next she faces the returned undefeated champion Ben ChanPhoto credit: ABC

Hanna competed against independent bookseller Victoria Ford and editorial and community contributor Skyler Gailing during the May 12 episode of the televised game show.

The reigning champion advanced to the finals on Friday after amassing a total of $189,801 in seven days.

The Chicago-based data scientist started fast and strong, taking the lead early and going into the first break at $6,200.

Both Victoria and Skyler had earned $0 early in the first break.

Mayim Bialik is stunned by Hannah Wilson's
Danger! Host Mayim Bialik abruptly leaves the show and is replaced

Hannah maintained her lead for the remainder of the competition, with double jeopardy totals totaling $9,200 for the champion and $2,000 for the champion New Hampshire a Skyler native and -$1,200 for Victoria.

The champion would prove her seven-day streak was no fluke as she continued to extend her lead before the start of Final Jeopardy, having made $29,000 to date.

Hannah was the only contestant in Friday’s contest to correctly answer “Final Jeopardy,” adding $11,000 to her winnings to finish the game with $40,000.

The $40,000 increased her gain to an eight-day total gain of $229,801.

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“Is this the most dominant game ever?” one person asked in a popular thread following the famous game show.

Another responded: “Hannah is an incredibly talented Jeopardy! player. Monday will be interesting with Ben returning.”

“So excited for Monday and the Hannah/Ben match!” added one fan.

Last month, Jeopardy! Fans became concerned after it was announced that the returning champion had returned Ben would not continue his winning streak.


Ben debuted on Jeopardy! early April and continued win three days in a row.

After Raised over $69,000Fans were excited to see if he could continue his winning streak on April 17 but were stunned to learn He was not among the participants.

Although not much was known about his disappearance at the time, it was reportedly related to “an ill-timed illness.”

The contestant later revealed: “Before yesterday’s episode was taped, I had tested positive for COVID; it was a very mild case, as you can see I’m fine.”

“Most importantly, my buzzer finger is okay. So I’m excited to see what happens over the next few weeks and who I’ll be up against on May 15,” he said during a virtual appearance at Good Day Wisconsin.

Instead of watching Ben compete on April 17, fans witnessed a duel between Toni Van Kampen, a retired systems analyst IllinoisDaniel Ciarrocchi, a writer from Marylandand Madeleine McKenna, an attorney from California.

Ben is return expected to danger! Stage on Monday, May 15, 2023.

host Ken Jennings48, took the time to explain glaring absence of a reigning winner at the beginning of the following episode when fans got the news.

“Like few times in the history of Jeopardy! happened, a returning champion couldn’t travel this week,” he shared at the time.

“Don’t worry, we’ll have Ben back with us at a later date.”

“Not too distant future!”

Ben tweeted a photo of him and his current host Mayim Bialik looks rested in his popular beige blazer.

He captioned it, “Category: The Not Too Distant Future.” These two UCLA grads will appear (again) on MONDAY, MAY 15 on America’s favorite quiz show.

“Who are Mayim Bialik and Ben (!) Chan???”

Current winner Kevin Belle commented, “As I was filming, I thought I was the only contestant this season to play with both hosts – I’m glad to have such illustrious company in the Two-Host Club for season 39.”

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Ben replied: “Ditto! Great run Kevin!”

There have only been four champion eliminations since the 2000s. Most recently, Zach Newkirk was unable to travel early in Season 37 when lockdowns hit.

Hannah extended her winning streak to eight with a current total of $229,801


Hannah extended her winning streak to eight with a current total of $229,801Photo credit: Danger!
Presenter Ken Jennings explained that champion Ben


Presenter Ken Jennings explained that champion Ben “was unable to travel” after falling ill with CovidPhoto credit: ABC
Mayim was part of Hannah's winning streak


Mayim was part of Hannah’s winning streakPhoto credit: Danger!


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:

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