The Family Chase: All about The Chase’s new spin-off show

The Chase’s new spin off The Family Chase begins tonight and her’s all you need to know.


Starting tonight at 6PM on ITV, each show of The Family Chase features a different family trying to stay one step ahead of the chaser for the opportunity to win a cash pot worth thousands.

The four contestants will each answer a series of general knowledge questions as they attempt to get their tactics right and make it into the final chase, where they will then face the chaser once again for the chance to walk away with the prize.

Chasers Anne ‘The Governess’ Hegerty, Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett, Shaun ‘The Dark Destroyer’ Wallace, Paul ‘The Sinnerman’ Sinha and Jenny ‘The Vixen’ Ryan will be doing their best to ensure they leave with nothing.

Host Bradley said: “Let four members of a family loose on The Chase and you get The Family Chase. What we quickly discovered was that families aren’t frightened to say what they mean and mean what they say.

“Imagine anything you’ve said to your family whilst you’re watching our show, in the privacy of your front room, well, these families take it into the studio. There’s none of the usual ‘just come back, we want you in the final chase’ it’s ‘if you go low, you can forget Christmas at my house’.

“If the Walsh family appeared as a team, that’s exactly what we’d say. There’d be no soft soaping that’s for sure!


“I loved making The Family Chase, and with this twist on the format you’ll love it too!”

As for The Chasers, they said the experience was also quite eye opening.

Anne said: “The kids are likely to be fast on the buzzer and know their pop culture. The dads know the classic quiz stuff, but can be out buzzed by their children jumping in to pass! Mums and nans are the ones being cautious about the offers: ‘Don’t go high!’”

Jenny added: “I think the trickiest combinations on the teams are brothers and sisters of any age – because of the sibling rivalry they are always trying to prove a point. I faced a family from Essex which included a grown-up brother and sister – they were throwing more insults at each other than Brad’s had hot dinners!”


And Mark quipped: “Nans. They know weird stuff.”

The Family Chase, ITV, 7PM.

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