"I’m just vibing and having fun": Canadian Jeopardy! star on a 14-game winning streak (VIDEO)

Apr 23 2022, 5:09 pm

Canadian Jeopardy! star Mattea Roach is hot off a 14-day winning streak, and the 23-year-old law school tutor’s big personality is capturing the attention of Canadians coast to coast.

Roach has been gaining popularity with fans of the show for tweeting behind-the-scenes context after each episode airs.

But in a tweet covering her thoughts from a previous episode, Roach took a moment to call out any haters.

“For anyone who thinks I’m too chatty during gameplay, fair play, and I know that my style isn’t for everyone,” she said.

“But I did it during my audition, and evidently, the contestant producers didn’t have a problem with it, else they wouldn’t have put me on!”

“I’m just vibing and having fun,” she said in the tweet.

On the Jeopardy! blog, she reiterated what a good time she’s having.

“I am genuinely having so much fun,” Roach said. “I’ve told that to everyone that I’ve played against before every game. Like, have fun up there. You’ll play better and this is a once in a lifetime experience. Why would you not want to have fun?”

The young game show star has a social media presence tweeting recaps, memes, and more.

It was a record-book-worthy week of competition for Roach, who now ranks 8th in the game’s history for all-time consecutive games list.

She also ranks 10th on the all-time highest non-tournament cash winnings list – bagging at least $320,081 so far.

“I’m only 23. So, this is like so much more money than I’ve ever seen in my entire life,” Roach said on the Jeopardy! blog. “It’s really amazing. I’m so grateful.”

According to the show, she is one smart cookie with a 93% clue response accuracy rating and an 88% Daily Double accuracy rating.

We have to wait until Monday, April 25 to watch her on the buzzer again, but in the meantime Jeopardy! fans can take the show’s online quiz to see if they have what it takes to go head to head with the best.

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