Could your family beat The Chaser? ITV launches new quiz spin-off

Bradley Walsh The Chase

The Chase is set for an exciting spin-off as ITV is planning to launch a family version of the quiz show.

The Chase is set for an exciting spin-off as ITV is planning to launch a family version of the quiz show.

The programme, hosted by Bradley Walsh, has already experimented with a special celebrity edition – and soon it will also be getting a family edition, where the four people on each episode’s team will all be related, instead of being complete strangers.

The Chase(ITV)

The Chase (ITV)


Producers have sent out a casting call asking for participants.

It said: “We’re looking for families for a brand new series of The Chase Family Edition!

“Has your family got what it takes to beat the Chaser?

The Chase's Anne Hegerty (ITV)

The Chase’s Anne Hegerty (ITV)


“Is Aunt Sue smarter than The Sinnerman? Is Dad man enough to bring down The Beast? Can Mum outrun the Vixen? Or could Gran measure up to the Governess?

“Bring your family together and take down a Chaser, come and have a go if you think your family are clever enough.”

Producers are looking for families with members aged 16 or over.

The statement continued: “It can be a combination of all relations, including but not limited to: son, daughter, aunt, uncle, cousin, mum, dad, grandparent.”

The quiz show sees contestants taking it in turns to face one of the Chasers – Mark Labbett, Shaun Wallace, Anne Hegerty, Paul Sinha or Jenny Ryan – in a bid to add money to their team’s fund.

Those who make it to the last round then fight for the prize money at the end.


Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.