The Chase nears its 500th Episode on ITV

Believe it or not, but ITV’s popular quiz show The Chase, is about to reach its 500th episode this February.

Since premiering in June of 2009, the programme has built up a loyal following of fans and is consistently ranked among the most viewed daytime TV shows.

Speaking to ITV about The Chase’s success, host Bradley Walsh said: “A format like The Chase comes along once in a lifetime and I am so proud to be part of a show that is so entertaining and at the same time so informative.”

Episode number 500 which see’s “The Dark Destroyer” Shaun Wallace on chasing duties, will air at 5:00pm on Friday, 14 February, 2014 on ITV.

In addition to the original UK version, The Chase has now also been recreated in a number of other countries around the world, including the USA. The American show which is broadcast on GSN, stars “The Beast” Mark Labbett as the sole chaser: