LeVar Burton says he’s no longer pursuing ‘Jeopardy!’ gig after campaign to be permanent host

LeVar Burton is no longer vying for the job as permanent host of “Jeopardy!” – even though the slot is technically still open.

In an interview Thursday on “The Daily Show” with Trevor Noah, the “Reading Rainbow” star says he has moved on from trying to land the role famously helmed by the late Alex Trebek and is focusing on other opportunities.

“I made it public that I wanted it for myself, that it made sense to me,” he told Noah, adding that his loyal fans also backed his pursuit.

“The crazy thing is that when you set your sights on something, they say ‘be careful of what you wish for,’ because what I found out is that it wasn’t the thing that I wanted after all,” he said.