I write the questions for The Chase – there’s a surprising reason you think you’ve heard them all before
A CREW member who writes the questions for The Chase revealed the surprising reason you’ve probably heard them all before.
The popular ITV quiz show is presented by Bradley Walsh, 62, and airs weekdays from 5pm.
Now in its 15th season, the very first episode aired back in 2009.
Participants answer a series of general trivia questions in hopes of walking away with a pile of money – while trying to fend off a professional quiz master.
They are Anne Hegerty, Mark Labbett, Jenny Ryan, Shaun Wallace, Darragh Ennis and Paul Sinha.
Fans of the show might think they’ve heard the same question asked by Bradley before — and that’s because she probably has.
Fraser Cameron, who asks the questions for the competition, has revealed how it all works.
Speaking to the Radio Times, he said: “Everything you can imagine has been asked on The Chase before.
“There are more than half a million questions in our mammoth database.
“I look at what has been written before and try to write something in an original way. That’s the hardest part of the job.”
Fraser, who also worked on Tipping Point, said you have to be “that turned on” to work in the role — including people’s conversations.
He revealed there is a team of seven people – including four-time quiz world champion Olav Bjortomt – and they all aim to write 30 questions every day – a staggering 210 questions in total.
As for Bradley’s often hilarious reactions to some intriguing questions, that’s natural.
“It’s his first time reading the multiple choice questions on the air, so his reaction is a real shock,” Fraser said.
“Bradley is one of the main reasons the show is so popular — he can take a very normal-sounding question and turn it into comedy gold.”
The Chase airs weekdays from 5pm on ITV1 and ITVX.
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