Bradley Walsh Claims He ‘Cheated’ To Get ‘The Chase’ Made

Bradley Walsh, 61, has claimed that he 'cheated' to get The Chase show produced.
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Bradley Walsh has claimed that he ‘cheated’ to get The Chase made into a TV show. 

The 61-year-old appeared on Capital Breakfast and revealed that he was involved in the ITV show’s development of the programme and played ‘mock’ versions.

He told Roman Kemp: “I said, ‘This is ludicrous. These questions are so easy’.

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“They said, ‘What, do you think you could beat the Chaser?’ I said, ‘If I beat the Chaser, we’ll make a series, let’s do that’. 

“And they went, ‘Yeah, alright, if you can beat the Chaser,’ because they thought that the general public won’t be able to beat these gurus, right?”

The presenter went on to reveal that he did beat them, but it wasn’t all down to luck.

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He continued: “What they didn’t realise was the sheets with the questions and the answers on were lying face down on my end of the desk. I could see the print through and I could read the answers backwards, I read them.

“So every time they come in on the head-to-head as if they were at the table, I’d smash both of them. And as I walked away, I took the piece of paper and put it on the other table so no one saw it. 

“So, I’d actually cheated.”

Previously, Walsh has claimed that lawyers have ‘intervened’ on The Chase.

In a chat with Radio Times, he said that legal experts had to get involved with the show if he ever happened to ‘fumble over words’.

He explained: “If there is a slight misread, I am stopped immediately – bang – by the lawyers.

“We have the compliance lawyers in the studio all the time. What you have to do is go back to the start of the question, literally on videotape where my mouth opens – or where it’s closed from the previous question – and the question is re-asked.

“It is stopped to the split second. It means no time is lost for either the contestant or the Chaser.” 

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.