The Chase star Darragh Ennis details struggles he faced joining the show



Darragh went up against The Chase big brain Paul Sinah and led his team to victory after helping them to bag £9,000. After joining the show, Darragh soon became a fan favourite with fans begging to see more of him on their screens. However, the quizzer recently revealed he faced some struggles when first joining the show.

Touching on his first time in front of the camera, Darragh told and explained: “There was quite a big gap in time making that step and me being on camera.

“And the major one is that I didn’t grow up here, so things that British people just know, I didn’t know.

“Things that would be considered very easy for a British person, were very difficult for someone who wasn’t born here.

“Stupid things like where do the motorways go? Or what county is something in? I didn’t know it so I had to do a lot of work on that.

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“Oh, and I am also terrible at pop culture. I am really bad at soaps and modern music and all of that kind of stuff so I had to get a lot of work in and get a lot of help.”

Darragh also opened up on what it was like to work with co-star Bradley Walsh, praising the fact that the whole team felt like “one big family”.

He exclaimed: “Oh it is so much fun! You know when you were in school and there was the kid that your mother told you not to sit beside, that is Brad.

“As a grown-up, he is like a giant child. He is just so much fun, I know there are some people on TV who have the character they adopt.

Touching on what fans can expect from the series, Bradley told ITV: “We have two Christmas specials this year and they’re both brilliant.

“The first airs on Christmas day and is themed on Alice in Wonderland, with the Chasers all dressing up as characters from the novel.

“The costumes are fantastic and it’s quite surprising to see some of the transformations, although some of the characters were more intimidating than others – the Queen of Hearts is a bit more frightening than a fluffy White Rabbit, after all.

“The second show, which airs on Boxing Day, is more of a traditional party show where we’re all dressed up in our glamourous dinner party gear – smart dress and ties, that sort of thing.

“For both, the studio looks fantastic, with a massive Christmas tree and the set given a special festive makeover.”

The six Chasers are Shaun Wallace, Mark Labbett, Anne Hegerty, Paul Sinha, Jenny Ryan and Darragh Ennis.

But with only four head-to-head rounds and the Final Chase, the Christmas Specials mean one Chaser will have to miss out on the festive fun.

The Chase: Alice in Wonderland theme airs on ITV1 Christmas Day at 5pm.