‘Danger!’ Champion Ryan Long shares a sweet message after losing

Former “Danger!” champion Ryan Long counts his blessings.

The Philadelphia native broke his winning streak during Monday’s game, losing to Minneapolis-based weather forecaster Eric Ahasic.

Long shared an emotional message on Twitter Monday night, gushed about his time on the trivia show and excited for the future.

“So many feelings… I’ll try to be brief, but I’ll probably fail. I would like to thank everyone who has been watching and supporting me. I want to thank all of my competitors who have been exemplary people for one person,” Long said started his thread.

The ride-share rider won 16 straight games and walked away with $299,400.

He noted in another tweet that he wanted to thank his “mama” and “everyone who put me in a position to do this”.

“I owe them everything. Sometimes it seems like society has pigeonholed you and you’re labeled as a certain thing with a certain destiny, although you might feel like another person could really break out of that pigeonhole,” he continued.

Long will return for the game show’s Tournament of Champions, which airs this fall, where he will face off against other Season 38 players including Amy Schneider, Matt Amodio and Mattea Roach.

He went on, “But I feel like this thing that just happened is proof that you can do it. Trust yourself, hold on to your dreams, you know who you really are. Try it and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do this or that, or that you should do things a certain way.”

“As my grandmother would have said, never let anyone steal your shine. Lots of love to everyone. I’ll see you in the fall,” he said closed his tweet.

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Long will return for the game show’s “Tournament of Champions,” which airs this fall.

Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings have shut down hosting duties for Jeopardy! following the death of longtime host and icon Alex Trebek in 2020.

A Danger! spin-off is also due out on ABC this fall. “Celebrity Danger!” will air during the fall 2022-2023 TV lineup and air Sundays at 8 p.m. ET.

The show gives famous faces the opportunity to raise money for a charity of their choice, similar to star-studded game shows like Celebrity Wheel of Fortune and Celebrity Family Feud.

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