Beat The Chasers Bradley Walsh and Anne Hegerty

Beat The Chasers: New series of The Chase spin-off confirmed by ITV

Bradley Walsh's show is returning soon

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Beat The Chasers is coming back for a second series, ITV has confirmed.

The spin-off of popular game show The Chase will return to screens next month, following on from the success of its first series, which aired earlier this year.

ITV announced the news today (Wednesday, November 11).

Beat The Chasers
Beat The Chasers flips the main show’s format on its head (Credit: ITV)

What happens on Beat The Chasers?

Each episode of Beat The Chasers, which first aired across a week at the end of April, flips the usual format of The Chase on its head.

Instead of a single chaser facing a team of contestants, it sees lone contestants taking on a team of multiple chasers.

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Each plucky hopeful has to decide how many of the famous five Chasers they dare face in a speedy head-to-head quiz battle.

Host Bradley Walsh takes each contestant through a cash-builder round, after which they are presented with a series of offers to choose from.

We knew when we were filming it that this was a really good show.

They can either try for the the pot they built up in their cash-builder and face two of the five chasers. Or they can accept one of the increasingly larger pots, each of which comes with extra chasers to play against and a smaller time advantage.

Single contestants have to face teams of two or more chasers (Credit: ITV)

When is the new series of Beat The Chasers on TV?

ITV has not confirmed an exact air date for the series.

The broadcaster announced the show as part of its Christmas schedule, so it will be hitting screens at some point during the festive period.

Chaser Anne Hegerty has previously spoken about a second series.

As with The Chase, Bradley Walsh is the host of Beat The Chasers (Credit: ITV)

What have the chasers said about the second series?

Earlier this year, The Governess told “We’re definitely looking to do more as soon as we can.

“We knew when we were filming it that this was a really good show, we were saying to each other, ‘This is really exciting, we are having such close finishes.’

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“We thought it would go down well but the ratings were just tremendous.”

Speaking further, she said she was “very glad” to have been able to film it before the coronavirus lockdown could impact production, as it was shot in January and early February.

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