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The Chase: Calm down, people, Bradley Walsh is NOT leaving!

Stories about Phillip Schofield being favourite to replace him are wayyyyyyyyy over-egged

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With the announcement of The Chase spin-off show, which doesn’t feature host Bradley Walsh, bookies have been imagining the unthinkable.

The Chase without Bradley Walsh!

In a world where Bradders decided to hang up his chuckles and innuendos – only ever in a parallel universe we hope – who might take over?

Well, it seems Phillip Schofield is hot favourite. (Which immediately brings up yet another question we hadn’t thought we’d need to think about – who’d take The Cube?!)

Bradley Walsh is definitely not leaving The Chase (Credit: ITV)

All about The Chase EXTRA

The latest edition of the gaming series will not feature Bradley when it launches on March 8.

Instead, the Chase EXTRA will see the Chasers become quizmasters, while viewers are the players.

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The show will feature Mark Labbett, Anne Hegerty, Shaun Wallace, Paul Sinha, Jenny Ryan and Darragh Ennis who will each host their own episode.

According to ITV, the new series will see the Chasers set fans their own set of 10 quiz questions and answers.

The Chase eXTRA
The Chase EXTRA launches next week (Credit: ITV)

As well as questions, the brainiacs will include their own unique activity from sharing jokes and giving quiz tips to playing a musical instrument.

The episodes will drop every Monday at 6pm for six weeks.

The Chase EXTRA first look

Until then, fans can enjoy a first look clip of the upcoming show.

Earlier this week, Darragh shared an exciting teaser over on Twitter.

The clip showed all six Chasers as they tackled viewers to a series of hard-hitting questions.

Meanwhile, Darragh wrote: “Are 5 shows a week just not enough? Well now you can get more of us on the brand new series of #TheChaseEXTRA is coming to the @ITV Hub next Monday, the 8th of March at 6pm.”

So, Bradley isn’t leaving The Chase?

One more time with feeling: No, Bradley definitely isn’t leaving The Chase.

The Chase EXTRA is simply just an online version of the popular series.

However, since the ITV spin-off show was announced, those over-excited bookies have predicted it may happen.

Phillip Schofield
Phillip is tipped to replace Bradley (Credit: SplashNews.com)

According to Paddy Power, the odds on him leaving stand at 10/11.

Meanwhile, Phillip is odds-on favourite to replace Bradley at 4/1.

How did viewers respond?

It appears fans can’t wait to see the show’s spin-off.

Taking to Twitter, one said: “Starting the day after my birthday, what a present.”

Bradley walsh on the chase
Bradley joined the show in 2009 (Credit: ITV)

In addition, a second shared: “Yes! This has absolutely made my day. Thank you Chasers for doing this, we are so grateful.”

A third wrote: “No amount of shows would be enough. Cant wait until Monday.”

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Furthermore, a fourth disagreed: “Sounds great! I’m looking forward to this and seeing all six of you involved.”

Another said: “Such a wonderful show and a joy to watch.”

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