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The Beat The Chasers logo for series 1 and 2

The Beat The Chasers logo for series 4

Beat The Chasers is a spin-off series of The Chase. It is the third spin-off of the show - the first being The Chase: Celebrity Special and the second being The Family Chase. Bradley Walsh is the host.

In the show, contestants try to beat a combination of chasers in order to win big cash prizes.

The first series started airing on 27th April 2020 and ran for five consecutive nights.

The second series commenced on 3rd January 2021 and aired each consecutive day, excluding 9th January, until 10th January 2021.

The third series consisted of five regular episodes that aired on consecutive nights from 3rd May 2021, as well as two celebrity specials that aired on 27th March 2021 and 29th May 2021.

The fourth series was recorded between Saturday 31st July and Friday 6th August 2021 and will air weekly from 11th September 2021.

The Chasers wear different outfits than in the main series. They wear their usual clothes but the colours are only red and black, instead of the white/black/grey/purple clothes that they wear during the main series.

Gameplay[]

The format of this show is different compared to The Chase: Celebrity Special and The Family Chase.

In the Cash Builder round, the contestant is given up to five multiple-choice questions, with each correct answer worth £1,000. The round ends when the contestant misses a question or answers all five correctly. If the contestant gets the first question wrong, he/she goes home empty-handed.

Then, the contestant is shown two Chasers that he/she has to face to win the amount built. They make an offer for the time on their clock in the next round. A third Chaser is shown, who makes a bigger offer but with increased time on the Chaser's clock. The same goes for the fourth and fifth Chasers. The contestant gets 60 seconds on his/her clock. From Series 4, if the contestant answers all five cash builder questions correctly, they will receive a 'Super Offer' from the Chasers. If they accept the offer, they will face all six chasers in the final round for a huge amount of money - higher than the usual offers seen on the show during previous series.

The next round sees the contestant and the Chasers alternating back and forth answering questions. The Chasers use their buzzers when answering questions. Once one side gives a correct answer, their clock stops and the opponent's side begins to count down. If the contestant's clock ticks to zero, he/she loses and goes empty-handed. If the Chasers' clock ticks to zero, the contestant wins the offer chosen.

The chasers are: Mark Labbett (The Beast), Anne Hegerty, (The Governess), Paul Sinha, (The Sinnerman), Jenny Ryan, (The Vixen), Shaun Wallace (The Dark Destroyer) and Darragh Ennis (The Menace).

Episodes[]

Trivia[]

  • The show grew fast to become a very popular format; Australia, Finland, the Netherlands and Spain have all created their own versions.
  • The main theme music of the show was designed by Paul Farrer, who also produced the music for The Chase.
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