THE Chase has revealed its sixth Chaser this afternoon as ex-contestant Darragh 'The Menace' Ennis joined the show.
The new quizzer is over the moon at finally taking his place at the top of the podium more than three years after he impressed as a competitor.
Darragh said: “I'm so pleased to be the sixth Chaser. It's brilliant to be on such an amazing quiz team, and so much fun working with Bradley Walsh.
"It's such an exciting opportunity and I can't wait to take on more contestants!"
While host Bradley lamented falling further down the intelligence pecking order.
He joked: “Another Chaser? Aother Chaser? That’s another person cleverer than me on The Chase. I must have words with the producers.
"But I can’t wait to educate Darragh on the important things in life; custard creams, cowboy films and real ale.”
Earlier this month the show shared a first look at the new Chaser after Darragh teased it was him.
On its official Instagram account was a short clip of the new quizzer, but only as a silhouette.
It teased: "Everyone has been asking about it, and today you got a glimpse of what is to come with a look at the new Chaser's silhouette.
"You're going to want to keep watching future episodes to find out more."
The video also showed Bradley saying: "Are we taking on a mystery brain box from somewhere on the planet?"
Darragh appeared on The Chase as a contestant in March 2017, where he successfully took on Paul 'The Sinnerman' Sinha.
He won £9,000 for his team during the money building round while the other team members took the lower offers from the Chaser.
A number of fans flocked to social media to support the smart contestant after the other contestants let him down – leading to the hashtag #JusticeForDarragh to trend on Twitter.
The Irish scientist previously teased his Twitter followers that he was “really excited to be the 6th chaser” on the programme.
In April the former contestant wrote: “I’ve been working hard on this for a while now and can’t wait for my episodes to air. Well the ones I win anyway.”
The researcher’s Twitter bio, also boasts of his new Chaser status, saying: “I do science and occasionally quizzes."
Paul Sinha also appeared to confirm the news after he referred to Darragh as “the best player” he’s faced on the show.
He wrote: "The night before they producers told us, Anne and Mark and I sat at dinner and pondered, 'could it be a former contestant?'
"I said, 'If it is, the best player I faced was an Irish guy who looked a bit like Micky Flanagan'. Welcome to the club mate."
However, at the time ITV didn’t comment on whether the rumours were true.
The new addition will be the first Chaser since Jenny The Vixen Ryan joined the show in 2015.
The Chase airs weekdays at 5pm on ITV
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