Fans of The Chase thrilled as the show gets ready for a return

Rylan Clark-Neal's Babushka has ended

The Chase returns on Monday night for its new series – and fans couldn’t be happier.

The Bradley Walsh hosted quiz show took it’s annual month break throughout May and was replaced by Rylan Clark-Neal’s Babushka.

Die-hard Chase fans haven’t been keen on Rylan’s offering, in which contestants had to hunt for money inside Russian dolls, and have been counting down the days until Bradley and the gang’s return.

Posting on their Twitter feed on Sunday, The Chase excitedly told fans not to forget “THE RETURN OF #THE CHASE”.

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And viewers were quick to tell them they had been counting down the days until it’s return.

It’s no real surprise fans are keen to have The Chase back given most seemed unprepared to even give Rylan’s show a chance when it launched at the start of May.

They were upset that the show was replacing the popular Chase, ignoring the fact that the show was taking its annual break, just as it had in previous years.

The torrent of abuse, which at times was homophobic, got so much for Rylan that he decided to quit Twitter.

“I was getting tweets saying I was taking over The Chase,” he explained to the Loose Women.

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“It was getting out of control. I felt like I’d gone back five years to when I was on X Factor, being unfairly judged. I don’t need the homophobia…”

No longer wanting to deal with the constant anger, he quit twitter, saying:  “Getting a bit ridiculous now. Just doing my job. Enjoy the show. Coming off here for a while”.

While we quite liked Babushka, we’re really glad The Chase is back!