Beat The Chasers 2021 new series start date as hit game show returns

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Beat The Chasers is on its way back to ITV with a brand new series.

Bradley Walsh returns to host in this edge-of-your-seat quiz in which contestants are given the option of playing multiple Chasers for increasing amounts of money, but with a decreasing time advantage against them.


Play sees questions swap from contestant to the Chasers. But get a question wrong and their individual or team clock keeps counting down until a question is answered
correctly. First to run out of time loses the game.

The new series of Beat The Chasers will air nightly at 9PM on ITV between Monday, 3 May and Friday, 7 May 2021.

The new series will welcome Darragh Ennis for the first time after he joined The Chase last year.

He'll sit alongside The Chase regulars Mark Labbett, Anne Hegerty, Jenny Ryan and Shaun Wallace.

However Paul Sinha will not appear in the next series after missing filming due to illness.

Ahead of the series airing on TV, Paul assured fans on Twitter he was "feeling much better now".

He wrote: "New episodes of Beat the Chasers are on their way. Unfortunately, I wasn’t well for the recordings and couldn’t join in this time around. I’m feeling much better now. X."

The series follows a Celebrity special in March which saw Joe Pasquale, Katherine Ryan, Radzi Chinyanganya, Christine Ohuruogu and Shaun Williamson take part.

A second Celebrity special will air later this year.


Over the past decade, The Chase has become the country's most popular quiz, attracting millions of viewers in Daytime and picking up multiple awards, including a National Television Award for Best Quiz 2019.

The debut series of Beat The Chasers topped ratings records, becoming the biggest new entertainment series since the launch of BGT.

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