Darragh Ennis: Who is the new Chaser Darragh Ennis and where have you seen him before?
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The Chase continues tonight (Thursday, November 19) at 5pm on ITV and Darragh Ennis will be hopefully making his appearance as the show’s latest chaser before Christmas. Ahead of his debut, Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about him.
Who is the new Chaser Darragh Ennis?
After five years, The Chase finally has a brand new Chaser joining the team.
Darragh Ennis will join the Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett, Anne ‘The Governess’ Hegerty, Jenny ‘The Vixen’ Ryan, Shaun ‘The Dark Destroyer’ Wallace and Paul ‘The Sinnerman’ Sinha on the ITV game show.
Jenny ‘The Vixen’ Ryan was the last Chaser to join the show to in 2015
Announcing the news in April 2020, Ennis tweeted: “I’m really excited to be the 6th chaser on #TheChase.
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“I’ve been working hard on this for a while now and can’t wait for my episodes to air. Well, the ones I win anyway.”
Fans of The Chase excitedly responded to Ennis’s tweet.
One fan tweeted: “Can’t wait to see you in action mate, congrats!”
A second fan added: “Congratulations – we will look forward to watching (and to being able to say to anyone interested that we play in the same quiz league as you)#TheChase.”
A third fan wrote: “Great stuff Darragh, well done!”
The Chase fans will most likely recognise Ennis as he is a former Chase contestant himself.
He appeared on The Chase in 2017, winning £9,000 in total during the money building round.
However, his fellow contestants decided to accept lower offers from The Chaser, taking home £1,575 each.
Ennis memorably took on the Paul ‘Sinnerman’ Sinha, who called him ‘the best player’ on the show.
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Sinha even tweeted is own congratulations to Ennis at the time.
He wrote: “The night before the producers told us, Anne and Mark and I sat at dinner and pondered “Could it be a former contestant”.
“I said, “If it is, the best player I faced was an Irish guy who looked a bit like Micky Flanagan” Welcome to the club mate.”
Fellow Chaser, Mark Labbett said: “Welcome to the pros kid. If you thought you were working hard before, you ain’t seen nothing yet 🙂
“To be a winner, train like the Sinha!”
At the moment, Ennis’s nickname has not been revealed by ITV.
Express.co.uk will update this article when more information is available.
Outside of The Chase, Ennis is an Irish scientist, currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at Oxford University.
According to Radio Times, Ennis primarily studies the brains of insects.
He previously worked at Concordia University in Montreal, as well as at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
Ennis is active on Twitter, @bones_giles where he has been recently tweeting interesting facts about musicians, penguins and science.
His Twitter bio reads: “I do science and occasionally quizzes. Send me terrible jokes.”
Fans will have to wait until Ennis makes his debut on The Chase to find out more.
The Chase airs weeknights at 5pm on ITV.
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