Who’s the New Chaser on The Chase? – New 2015 Series

What’s the name of the new chaser on ITV’s game show The Chase?

Joining the programme at the start of series 9 in September, 2015, ITV’s new chaser is Jenny Ryan, nickname ‘The Vixen’.

Prior to becoming the shows fifth chaser, Jenny appeared as a contestant on some of Britain’s most popular quiz shows, including Fifteen to One, University Challenge, Are You an Egghead?, Only Connect, The Weakest Link and Mastermind.

In the results of the 2014 World Quizzing Championships, The Vixen ranked in 175th position, while fellow chasers Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett placed 134th, Shaun ‘The Dark Destroyer’ Wallace finished 455th and Anne ‘The Governess’ Hegerty managed 40th. The most impressive chaser performance though came from ‘The Sinnerman’ Paul Sinha, who achieved a ranking of 31st.

In comparison, Eggheads Kevin Ashman and Pat Gibson ranked in 3rd and 5th places respectively.

Here are a few interesting bits of trivia mentioned in a recent Radio Times interview with Jenny Ryan:

  • She competes on the same quiz team as ‘Frosty Knickers’ Anne Hegerty.
  • She worked on the original pilot episode of The Chase, writing questions for the show.
  • Former world quiz champ Olav Bjortomt currently writes questions for the programme.

Airing in its usual 5:00pm weekday timeslot, The Chase returned for a brand new series on Monday the 31st of August, 2015, with The Vixen making her debut on Wednesday the 2nd of September.