Jeopardy! fans shocked after contestants meet on set and get MARRIED with help from show's announcer Johnny Gilbert | The Sun

JEOPARDY! contestants have been left in shock after contestants meet on set and get married.

All of it was possible due to the show's announcer, Johnny Gilbert, helping them.

William Greer Mackebee and Sarah Bauer met nearly a decade ago when they competed on Jeopardy! National College Championship in 2012.

The episode was filmed in 2011 and a few short years later, the contestants became a couple.

At the time, Sarah was a junior at Indiana University, where she studied philosophy and economics.

William, who goes by "Greer," was studying civil engineering at Duke University.


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He was a senior at the time.

Greer then went on to graduate and earned a Master's Degree in environment and resources and a law degree at Standford University.

Sarah went on to Maurer School of Law after graduation, where she earned her law degree.

Now, the couple happily got married on July 2 in Indiana in front of 140 guests.

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Due to meeting over 10 years ago, neither Sarah nor Greer can recall their first conversation.

“But I have this image of Greer sort of nervously sitting in the corner reading his book," Sarah told The New York Times.

She went on to become a quarterfinalist and Greer made it to the semi-finals.

After competing in the show, they went to a party at a hotel where they "got to talk more" but did not get together after that.

While completing their Master's Degrees, the two kept in touch via social media.

Fates would have it in 2016 that they were both living in Washington, where they had accepted jobs.

The Jeopardy! contestants met up and went to local trivia nights and "a vibe" began to develop between them, according to Greer.

By November 2017, they grew closer and he invited Sarah to a friend's party, becoming an official couple shortly after.

In September 2019, the couple moved in together while they were dating.


About a year later, they started discussing marriage and went ring shopping.

Greer then began to plan a proposal with the help of Jeopardy! host, Johnny Gilbert.

Johnny recorded a video for them, in which he read a clue that Greer had written.

It was for a category called Famous Hoosiers.

The following year, in May 2021, Greer played the video for Sarah before popping the question.

“This D.C. superlawyer and Indiana native competed in the 2012 Jeopardy! College Championship,” Johnny was heard saying on the video.

Greer pulled out a ring as the announcer continued: "setting Twitter abuzz and capturing the heart of one of her fellow contestants.”

She of course said yes and now, one year later, the couple is married.

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After the ceremony, the reception featured a mock movie poster with silhouettes of the bride and groom and beneath it were two words: Final Jeopardy.

Congrats to the happy couple!

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