The Chase with Bradley Walsh starts on ITV1 tonight!

by Lisa McGarry

Can the four finest quiz brains in the country succeed in their mission to chase each celebrity contestant out of the game?

Bradley Walsh presents a series of celebrity special versions of hit ITV1 Daytime quiz show The Chase for Saturday nights.

EAMMON HOLMES, CAROL VORDERMAN, ALEX JAMES, JOHN THOMSON, ANNE WIDDECOMBE, JENNY FROST, MICHELLE COLLINS, AUSTIN HEALEY and SARA COX are among the 24 – strong line up set to brave the wrath of The Chaser – in a bid to win thousands of pounds for their chosen charities.

Over six parts, four celebrities per programme will put their knowledge to the test against one of Britain’s finest quiz brains. If they can stay ahead of the Chaser it could mean big money for their chosen charities – if not they leave with nothing but a bruised ego.

Also braving The Chaser over the course of the series will be: Sally Lindsay, Barry McGuigan, Shaun Williamson, Nick Hancock, Jenny Éclair, Sue Cleaver, Paul Ross, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Phil Tufnell, Ulrika Jonsson, Jennie Bond, Joe Pasquale, Janet Street-Porter, Mark Durden Smith,

Produced by ITV Studios, The Chase isn’t just a quiz; it’s a race, where the players must avoid being caught by ‘The Chaser’, a ruthless quiz genius determined to stop them winning at all costs. Stay ahead of ‘The Chaser’ and they share the pot; get caught and they lose the lot!

In The Chase, contestants must answer general knowledge questions and play the tactics right in order to get themselves into the Final Chase, with the opportunity to win a prize fund worth thousands of pounds.

But standing in the way is their common enemy, the Chaser. An intellectually dominating and supremely self-confident quiz genius, they will chase contestants down the board in a tense and thrilling test of knowledge to try to catch them and throw them out of the game.

Stand up Comedian and quiz master will join the esteemed team of expert Chasers responsible for standing in the way of big money wins.

The esteemed team of expert Chasers responsible for standing in the way of big money wins are: PAUL – ‘The Sinnerman’ – SINHA; The Beast, Mark Labbett; The Governess, Anne Hegarty; and The Barrister, Shaun Wallace.

Sat 29/10/11 6PM ITV1