'Jeopardy' host Alex Trebek debuts beard, causing stir on Twitter

BURBANK, Calif. -- "Jeopardy!" is getting ready to kick off its 35th season, which is a pretty big deal. But there's something else about the show that's making it one of the top trending Twitter moments of the day.

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Five words: Alex Trebek has a beard.

Yes. When the new season kicks off, the legendary host won't have the fresh face we've grown accustomed to.

You wouldn't think facial hair would cause this much of a stir, but fans have a lot of feelings about his facial fuzz.

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The news is leading Twitter's "What's happening" section.

Trebek even joked, wondering why fans are so surprised by it.

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Love it or hate it, "Jeopardy!" even put up a poll. "To beard, or not to beard: that is the question."

As of this writing, 68-percent have said yes, they like it. You still have 6 days to vote.

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