What time is The Chase on today? And who are The Chasers?

The Chase

Make sure you don't miss an episode of The Chase!

The Chase has become arguably the biggest quiz on telly, with host Bradley Walsh and his band of chasers proving great entertainment.

Here is everything you need to know about ITV's award-winning quiz The Chase…

What time is The Chase on today?

The Chase is on Monday to Saturday this week (13th-18th May) at 5.00pm. And on Sunday 19th May there is a celebrity special of The Chase at 6.05pm featuring Strictly’s Anton Du Beke, comedian Alistair McGowan, new EastEnders star Adrian Edmondson and presenter Sarah-Jane Crawford.

What else is The Chase host Bradley Walsh known for?

Bradley, 59, has hosted the quiz ever since it started in 2009. But he's also known for his acting skills and is currently playing companion Graham O’Brien in Doctor Who. Bradley also proved a hit as Danny Baldwin in Coronation Street and his other TV credits include Law & Order: UK and SunTrap.

Who are The Chasers and what's the real name of The Governess?

Anne Hegerty

The Chase star Anne Hegerty

The Chase star Anne Hegerty

Anne, who became a huge fan favourite on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! last year, has revealed that she based her Chase alter ego The Governess on a character from Harry Potter!

“I modelled her on Professor Umbridge from Harry Potter, but people say I’m more Professor McGonagall, who’s more likeable,” said the 60-year-old.

“I didn’t set out to be liked – everyone’s supposed to be terrified of me. I’m surprised by the amount of viewers who want the Chaser to win!”

[Don't forget you can catch up on past episodes if you've missed one]

Mark Labbett

The Chase Mark Labbett aka The Beast

The Beast is a terrifying prospect for contestants!

Mark, who’s known as The Beast, has turned up as a contestant on other quiz shows. In fact, back in 2006 he scooped an impressive £32,0000 on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?.

Talking about The Chase, Mark, 53, once said: “We take pride in it being a family show, which is part of the daily routine for millions of viewers.”

The Beast also towers above the contestants at 6ft 7!

Shaun Wallace

Shaun Wallace in The Chase

Shaun Wallace in The Chase (ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Shaun, who’s a barrister by trade, is nicknamed The Dark Destroyer on the show. He has been a keen quizzer for years and back in 2004 he became the first black winner of Mastermind.

Despite being a brainbox, Shaun, 58, once told The Guardian that his “school reports were awful".

Paul Sinha

Paul Sinha in The Chase

Paul Sinha is a tough nut to crack on The Chase

Paul, who’s nicknamed The Sinnerman, is a qualified GP and a comedian. He made a hilarious appearance on Would I Lie to You? last year where he announced: “I’m the fifth ranked quizzer in the United Kingdom” to which host Rob Brydon replied: “All right, all right, don’t boast!.”

Jenny Ryan

Jenny Ryan on The Chase

Jenny is loving being a Chaser

Jenny is known on the show as The Vixen. The 37-year-old recently revealed to The Manchester Evening News she’s having a great time on The Chase having joined it four years ago.

“It’s the best job in the world – it’s an absolute dream. It’s taken a lot of settling into because it’s such a huge show and brand but I’m enjoying every second of it," she said.

David Hollingsworth

David is the What To Watch Editor and has over 20 years of experience in television journalism. He is currently writing about the latest television and film news for What To Watch.

Before working for What To Watch, David spent many years working for TV Times magazine, interviewing some of television's most famous stars including Hollywood actor Kiefer Sutherland, singer Lionel Richie and wildlife legend Sir David Attenborough. 

David started out as a writer for TV Times before becoming the title's deputy features editor and then features editor. During his time on TV Times, David also helped run the annual TV Times Awards. David is a huge Death in Paradise fan, although he's still failed to solve a case before the show's detective! He also loves James Bond and controversially thinks that Timothy Dalton was an excellent 007.

Other than watching and writing about telly, David loves playing cricket, going to the cinema, trying to improve his tennis and chasing about after his kids!