THE Chase returns to our screens this evening (October 9) and it’s got some tricky questions lined up.
When is the Chase on ITV?
The Chase is back on our screens and is shown at 5pm on ITV every weekday.
It goes head-to-head with Pointless on BBC One, Flog It! on BBC Two and Four in a Bed on Channel 4.
What is The Chase?
The teatime game show sees four plucky contestants go up against one of Britain’s best quiz brains in a bid to win thousands of pounds.
The teams compete against the chaser, one of six know-it-all quizzers, in a bid to keep the money that they win.
The Chase has amassed a huge cult following and is ITV’s most successful daytime show ever.
As well as catching the show on ITV at 5pm, there are some hilarious highlights that see host Bradley Walsh laugh uncontrollably at some of the questions.
Who is The Chase host Bradley Walsh?
Actor, singer and game show host Bradley Walsh is the presenter of The Chase and Cash Trapped.
He’s beloved by fans for his outbursts of laughter at some of the dafter questions on the show, which have helped it go viral a number of times and sealed its cult following of regular viewers.
Before The Chase, he also presented Supermarket Sweep in the 1990’s, and the National Lottery from 2004. Besides that he’s had roles in Coronation Street, Doctor Who spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures, and ITV’s crime drama Law and Order: UK.
Bradley has been plagued by accusations of being drunk on the job while hosting The Chase, but recently revealed he actually has a medical condition that makes him look like he’s had a few too many.
He revealed on This Morning that he suffers from blepharitis, which makes his eyes look red and swollen as if he has been on the booze.
He said: “I have to take [one pill] a day for it or I really struggle. I am going to need my eyes operated on at some point to sort it out.
“So many times, people have commented on [how I look]. But they don’t realise. If I take [medication] though, I’m fine.”
Blepharitis is a chronic eye condition which causes itchy, sore and swollen eye lids, and Bradley has been suffering with it since he was a teenager.
He had to deny being drunk during an appearance on weekend cookery show Sunday Brunch late last year.
Viewers flocked to Twitter to ask if the TV star had been boozing, but he later insisted he was sober.