Canadian Mattea Roach named to the Tournament of Champions on Jeopardy!

canadian Danger! Star Mattea Roach is set to return to television screens this fall for the Tournament of Champions.

The Nova Scotia-born won 23 straight games during the season that aired in the spring, ending with a total of US$560,983 in her pocket, or just over $720,000 in Canadian currency.

Roach also has both the fifth-longest streak in show history and the fifth-highest regular season earnings. When she lost her 24th match on May 6, she only lost $1.

His whip instinct and his collection of blazers captured the hearts of many.

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She should soon be back in the popular trivia game with fellow seeded champions Matt Amodio and Amy Schneider.

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18 other champions will face off in the quarter-finals starting October 31, while the top three seeds will advance directly to the Danger! semi-finals the following week.

Roach is the only Canadian entered in this season’s Tournament of Champions.

She is originally from Halifax, but worked as an LSAT tutor in Toronto prior to her victory. She told The Canadian Press in June that she planned to go to law school this year and got her first acceptance while taping the show. At the time, Roach was still deciding where to enroll, but said she was going to work a little less and enjoy her summer.

According to her Twitter, she has also started hosting a podcast on Canadian politics.

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— With files from Alex Cooke and The Canadian Press.

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