The Chase replaced for a month by Rylan Clark-Neal’s new quiz show

Host reckons it's the new Deal Or No Deal

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Oh dear, this news could cause World War Three.

Word reaches us that The Chase is being taken off air. Only for a month… but still!

Bradley Walsh fans are unlikely to be happy about missing out on their daily fix, as Rylan Clark-Neal fills his slot – albeit temporarily – with new show Babushka.

Rylan is, of course, very excited about his first project as a quiz master and has been teasing the arrival of the Russian dolls-based show on Twitter.

In the new tea-time programme, contestants will be in with a chance of winning a big cash prize if they choose a Russian doll that has smaller doll inside it.

If they choose a doll that is empty, they will lose all of the money they have accumulated.

The 27-year-old This Morning host admits: “It sounds crazy but it is so good.

“The reason I fell in love with it is the same reason all those years ago that everyone fell in love with Deal or No Deal, it’s all down to the [other] contestants to win the money.

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“It is so good. It’s brilliant and it is coming soon!”

Before everyone panics, Babushka definitely has been commissioned for 20 episodes.

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And Chaser Jenny Ryan has already assured everyone that The Chase is just having a little rest – and she urged viewers to take the replacement show to their hearts.

She posted to Twitter: “Nooo, I hope #TheChase fans give @rylan’s #Babushka a chance – I’ve heard good things!

“We’re having a few weeks off, you’re in good hands x.”

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