With each episode pulling in an implausible 4.9 million viewers and counting, fans can’t acquire adequate of The Chase.
But you may smartly be surprised to learn the place its famous Chasers had been working before they each joined the show.
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The Sinnerman is a trained medical doctor who beforehand worked as a GP.
In the route of his research and while working as a junior doctor, he also performed stand up comedy promoting himself as “the world’s most effective gay Anglo-Bengali GP became stand-up comedian”.
Paul’s 2d solo Edinburgh Fringe show ‘Saint or Sinha?’ obtained him spotted by small screen television bosses who booked him to impact on Comedy Central and BBC Radio 4.
Alongside his comedy career, Paul started to apply to appear on game shows and took part in The Weakest Hyperlink, Are You an Egghead?, Brain of Britain and Mastermind.
Paul joined the Chase line-up in 2011 and in 2016 became the first Chaser to make it through a total episode without getting a interrogate infamous.
Jenny has quizzed since her college days and was part of the team that saw Leeds make it to the final of College Challenge in 2003.
In 2006, while working in an office, The Vixen appeared on Mastermind the place her specialist field was Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
In the route of the noughties, she also appeared on Handiest Connect, The Weakest Hyperlink and Fifteen to One.
In 2008, she appeared on Are You An Egghead? nonetheless by no means made it to the ranking of an Egghead.
In 2011, Jenny was hired to put in writing questions for The Chase years before making her first appearance in 2015.
“I actually worked on the pilot of The Chase and wrote the questions on it,” she suggested RadioTimes.
“All the questions I wrote have lengthy since been weak. If I may be aware every interrogate, I ever wrote I’d be the world quiz champion.”
Anne Hegarty then suggested Jenny for an on-conceal feature after they met exterior the show as contributors of the same quiz team.
The Dark Destroyer is a working barrister and insists that his legal career is gentle his priority regardless of appearing on The Chase.
Shaun works as a criminal defence barrister for Saint James Road Chambers the place he has worked for nine years.
Shaun was called to the Bar in 1984 and accomplished his pupilage two years later.
The barrister is also a part-time law lecturer and visits faculties and faculties to educate college students on all aspects of the law.
His first quiz show appearance came in 2004 when he appeared on Mastermind.
Since then, he has appeared on Fifteen to One and The Weakest Hyperlink and placed 2d place in the first series of Are You an Egghead?
The Governess beforehand worked as a reporter and features creator for the South Wales Argus.
She also wrote two books the usage of the pen name of American author and illustrator Richard Scarry which she has since said “had been a bit rubbish” and “no person bought them”.
Anne confessed for the duration of a Twitter Q&A: “I actually as soon as wrote two books under the name Richard Scarry.
“Together with his permission, I may gentle add. He couldn’t originate EVERYTHING himself. They had been a bit rubbish, and no person bought them.”
Nevertheless, Anne has also lengthy been a eager quizzer and has appeared as a contestant on Mastermind, Fifteen to One, Today’s the Day, Are you an Egghead? and Brain of Britain.
Anne also helped a pal grasp £75,000 on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire when asked to be a phone a pal.
She first appeared as The Governess on The Chase in 2010.
Before he rose to fame as a quiz star, The Beast worked as a present PE and Maths teacher at secondary faculties.
He studied Maths and Oxford College before training as a teacher at Exeter College.
Nevertheless, it was while doing his work abilities at Butlin’s that he stumbled on his admire of quizzing.
“I stumbled on the quiz machines in the bar,” Mark suggested The Guardian in 2007.
“I really enjoyed playing, and it was also lucrative. At the foundation of the week, I banked my £55 wage, excluding for £3 or £4 which I played on the machines. By the stay of the week, I’d have £200 in coins.”
This obtained Mark applying to appear on quiz shows like Mastermind in 1999 and 2000 with the Olympic Games and The Simpsons as his two specialist themes.
In 2006 he gained £32,000 on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and made appearances on The National Lottery People’s Quiz, and Are You an Egghead?
This paved the way for his debut on The Chase in 2009.