The Chase fans speechless as Shaun Wallace debuts new look with grey beard

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Shaun Wallace made more than one fan gush following his appearance on The Chase on Thursday afternoon.

Indeed, the 61-year-old barrister ditched his signature clean shaved look and joined ITV’s popular game show sporting a new white beard.

Appearing as one of the six chasers on The Chase since 2009, it is safe to say viewers had been accustomed to the intellectual man’s appearance.

As a result, they were very surprised to see Shaun looking wiser with even presenter Bradley Walsh commenting on his new beard and pointing at his resemblance to American actor Morgan Freeman.

Naturally, The Chase fans were quick to share their own opinions on social media as a person tweeted: “Yay Shaun the Chaser has joined us beardies, and very smart he looks too.”

Another viewer could not help admiring The Dark Destroyer’s new looks as they wrote: “Wow Shaun rocks a beard.

“Man looks cool. Touch of the Uncle Phil.”

A person on Twitter also noticed Shaun’s ressemblance to the Bruce Almighty actor as he tweeted: “I liked Shaun’s new beard? Really rocking the Morgan Freeman Look.”

However, other Chase fans seemed unimpressed by the telly personality’s new beard as a person wrote: “Shaun Wallace is going through a midlife crisis.”

Another viewer tweeted in disapproval: “Loose the beard Shaun”.

Nevertheless, these remarks did not stop most fans from gushing over the chaser’s appearance as some even changed his nickname to “silver fox”.

The Barrister and part-time lecturer is a busy man, who has landed various gigs on television since he first became a champion in 2004 of the BBC general knowledge quiz show, Mastermind.

In a previous interview for ITV, Shaun explained that his training in law helped his ability in quizzing.

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“Being a barrister is a great asset as you have to remain calm and fearless no matter what the circumstances,” he said.

The Chase star also revealed that law had always been an interest of his.

Shaun explained: “I've wanted to be a lawyer since the age of 11.

“I then wrote to the Inns of Court as a 12 year old on becoming a barrister and I kept their reply for many years as a source of inspiration.”

The Chase airs weekdays on ITV at 5pm

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