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The Chase: Paul Sinha says he knows when the time to quit is amid Parkinson’s battle

Paul says he'll know when to quit

The Chase fave Paul Sinha says that he’ll quit the gameshow before he’s fired amid his battle with Parkinson’s.

Paul, 50, opened up on an episode of Loose Women (Thursday September 3) and said that his “brain is his job”.

The Chase star Paul Sinha said he’s worried about his brain function (Credit: ITV)

What did Paul Sinha say on Loose Women?

Paul was diagnosed with the degenerative brain condition in June 2019.

But he retains a positive outlook.

“I refuse to live in the future. I only want to live in the present and enjoy the present,” he said.

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“Because I don’t know what my future is. I don’t have the time scale and I don’t know when I’m going to start deteriorating.

“I’ve got Parkinson’s and I’ll always have it… unless they find a miracle cure.

“I’ve got to deal with it the best I can, and the best I can is to enjoy life and prove that life is for living.”

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Paul is trying to stay positive (Credit: ITV)

What else did Paul say?

He continued: “But I have to deal with it, the best that I can. How can I not?

“The brain is my job… it worries me, I want my brain to be as good as it can be.

“What pleases me is that my brain seems to be operating at full.”

Asked about his future, he said: “I do know that when I stop answering questions at speed, The Chase won’t fire me, I’ll say, ‘It’s been a lovely journey, you’ve treated me very well, see you later.'”

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Paul laid low after coronavirus fears (Credit:

What happened to Paul earlier this year?

At the end of March, Paul stepped back from Twitter over fears he had contracted coronavirus.

“Although I can’t be sure and I can’t be tested it seems likely I have coronavirus,” he told fans.

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“Started social distancing a few days too late. Anyone upsets me; I’ll be around to sneeze in your home.”

Paul also revealed that a close friend had died of the virus, and described his “anger and guilt”.

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