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16 April 2020, 15:12
The Chase has proven a popular teatime quiz, hosted by Bradley Walsh, and including a line-up of familiar chasers.
However, ITV have now added a brand new chaser to the line-up in the form of ex-contestant Darragh Ennis.
The contestant impressed show bosses that they decided to get him back as a chaser.
Taking to social media to confirm the reports, Darragh posted: “I’m really excited to be the 6th chaser on #TheChase.
“I’ve been working hard on this for a while now and can’t wait for my episodes to air. Well, the ones I win anyway.”
None of the current chasers will be leaving the show to make way for Darragh, with the Irish quizzer becoming a new addition.
A source told The Mirror: “Darragh has got what it takes to be a Chaser, he has been put to the test and passed with flying colours.
“They don’t bring in new members on The Chase regularly so this is a big deal for the show and Darragh. Viewers will be very interested to see how he gets on.”
Fans of the show may remember Darragh bringing back £9,000 for the final chase, with his fellow players all accepting minus offers, which eventually left them with a cash prize of just £2,700.
Show bosses have not yet officially confirmed the news, but Darragh looks set to star alongside Mark Labbett, Shaun Wallace, Anne Hegerty, Paul Sinha and Jenny Ryan.
Presenter Bradley told Radio Times last year: “We’re making more and more shows all the time, so we need to recruit more people all the time.
“So consequently, we have put our feelers out to find other people that will be suitable, and all will be revealed next year.
“It could be more than one, who knows. But it’s a proper shake-up.”