The Chase gets spin-off show and fans are over the moon

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The Chase

by Emma Dodds and William Marriott |
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Whoever you are, whatever your age - one of the few things that can unite the people in this country is The Chase.

The quiz show, which is normally shown on ITV at 5pm, which shows regular people putting their knowledge to the test against some of the smartest brainboxes the UK has to offer.

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©(L:R) Anne 'The Governess' Hegerty, Mark 'The Beast' Labbett, Jenny 'The Vixen' Ryan, Paul 'The Sinnerman' Sinha and Shaun 'The Dark Destroyer' Wallace © ITV Pictures

Hosted by national treasure Bradley Walsh, The Chase has teams of 'normal' people going up against Anne 'The Governess' Hegerty, Mark 'The Beast' Labbett, Jenny 'The Vixen' Ryan, Paul 'The Sinnerman' Sinha and Shaun 'The Dark Destroyer' Wallace - and it's absolute essential viewing.

And in news that will utterly delight fans of The Chase (i.e everybody), ITV bosses have just announced a spin-off show called Beat The Chasers.

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Official information from ITV reveals that all five of the Chasers will be teaming up for the first time ever to compete as a team against other quiz teams for cash prizes.

Host Bradley Walsh said, "The contestants are brave facing one Chaser, let alone all five. With that group of top quizzing brains working as a team, it’s going to take some beating. But I can’t wait to see who’s going to take them on."

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Katie Rawcliffe, Head of Entertainment, ITV says. "It's so exciting to be expanding the award-winning The Chase format. Chasers and contestants alike will really need to hold their nerve to come out victorious in this new spin on the quizzing format."

And fans are over the moon with the decision, with one user writing, "I'm looking forward to it. We love a good quiz and game show on telly", while another commented, "Yey! Just what we've all been waiting for."

However, some were quick to compare the show to BBC's Eggheads, with a Twitter user saying, "Or Eggheads as it's called on the BBC" and another added, "So Eggheads?"

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