Bradley Walsh is back to host season five of Beat the Chasers, which pits individual competitors against up to six chasers in hopes of winning tens of thousands of pounds.
Contestants must correctly answer at least one question in their cash builder before receiving offers from the hunters.
In a race against the clock, the hunters and the challenger take turns answering questions while time runs out until they get the right answer.
If the competitor’s clock runs out before the hunter’s, they lose, but if the hunter’s clock stops first, the competitor takes home the prize money.
Who are the hunters?
All season four chasers will return except for one – Anne “The Governess” Hegerty had Covid-19 when filming for the series took place and was replaced by a new chaser.
Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett
The Beast has appeared on The Chase since it launched in 2009 and has also appeared on the Australian and American versions of the show.
He appeared on several quiz shows as a competitor before The Chase and won £32,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? In 2006.
His other appearances include being a contestant on Mastermind, Countdown, Grand Slam, and University Challenge.
Shaun “The Dark Destroyer” Wallace
Before becoming known as The Dark Destroyer, Wallace had a career in law and attended hearings at the Old Bailey.
In the 2005 election, Wallace ran as a candidate for the Brent South constituency
Before joining The Chase from the first series, he was a 2004 Mastermind Champion and a finalist on Are You and Egghead?
Wallace also appeared as a Dictionary Corner guest on Countdown and took part in an episode of Celebrity Catchphrase in 2019.
Jenny “The Vixen” Ryan
The Vixen’s first appearance on a TV quiz show was at the University Challenge with Leeds University, where they reached the semi-finals.
She appeared on Mastermind in 2006 with the 90’s series special Buffy the Vampire Slayer and won in 2010 with her team The Gamblers Only Connect
She joined The Chase in 2015 on the recommendation of Anne Hegerty and has since appeared on Celebrity MasterChef and The X Factor: Celebrity.
Paul “The Sinnerman” Sinha
As well as being an avid quizzer, Sinha is a former GP and comedian who has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe since 2004.
He was previously on University Challenge: The Professionals, Are You an Egghead? and Mastermind – he joined The Chase in 2011 for its fourth season.
Sinha was one of the contestants in the eighth series of Taskmaster, where he performed surprisingly poorly, finishing in last place.
He also launched his own quiz show for ITV, Paul Sinha’s TV Showdown, in which celebrities answer questions about TV trivia.
Darragh “The Menace” Ennis
Darragh is an Irish neuroscientist and former Gaelic footballer who is fluent in Irish and German.
He first took part in the Chase as a competitor in 2017 and amassed £9,000 in his cash builder – the rest of his team took negative offers and beat The Sinnerman in the final chase, taking home £6,300 combined.
He became a chaser in 2020 and his debut was the show’s most-watched episode to date.
Issa “The Supernerd” Schultz
Schultz, an Australian quizzer, came on board at the last minute to take on Hegerty when she caught Covid-19.
He has been a chaser on the Australian version of the show since it launched in 2015 and has won the Australian Quiz Championship eight times between 2011 and 2021.
Schultz competed in a celebrity version of Hell’s Kitchen Australia in 2017 and was the fifth contestant to be eliminated.
When is Beat the Chasers on TV?
The new Beat the Chasers series is a five-episode series that will air every night at 9pm on ITV from 16 to 20 May.
Episodes can be viewed on the ITV Hub shortly after they first air.
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