The Chase recruits its first new Chaser in five years and the sixth quizmaster is a former contestant

TV quiz show The Chase has reportedly recruited a sixth Chaser.

The new recruit is the show’s first in five years.

The last time the show – which is fronted by Bradley Walsh – unveiled a new Chaster was back in 2015, when Jenny Ryan, known as The Vixen, joined the show.

And, if the new recruit looks a little familiar when he hits the screens, that’s because you have seen him before.

On the show, no less.

The Mirror reports that former contestant Darragh Ennis is set to be announced as the show’s newest Chaser.

Darragh is a post doctoral researcher at Oxford Uni and became a viral sensation when he appeared in the show in March 2017.

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He banked £9,000 for his team, but social media was up in arms as his teammates took the lower offers and decreased the team fund by £2,700.

A viral sensation

The hashtag #Justicefordarragh started trending. While viewers even started a Go Fund Me page to try and raise the money for him.

A source on the show revealed Darragh has “what it takes” to be a Chaser.

They said: “He has been put to the test and passed with flying colours.”

The show source added: “They don’t bring in new members on The Chase regularly so this is a big deal for the show and Darragh. Viewers will be very interested to see how he gets on.”