A PARTICIPANT at The Chase has revealed the behind-the-scenes issues on the ITV set that viewers at home can’t see.
Hannah Cowton appeared on the game show hosted by Bradley Walsh last year but was filming for her episode back in 2019.
Now finally able to share the behind-the-scenes secrets, Hannah revealed a major issue she faced while filming the episode.
The tech journalist detailed on her blog, The London Geek, how the stools used by players behind the panel are “difficult to balance.”
Alongside a photo of herself and fellow contestants Mark, Kerry and Carl, the game show contestant joked that she almost “fell over.”
“The stools were difficult to balance. I was always afraid I would fall off from excitement,” Hannah wrote.
Elsewhere in the blog post, Hannah describes being taken to Elstree Studios in London, where she was given time to “roam”.
“After some preparation and recaps from the production team via enthusiasm and knowledge of the rules, the four of us were put on makeup so we didn’t look like ghosts under the lights,” she explained.
The writer added that she and her castmates made a “last-minute makeover” before heading out to get behind the blackboard to film.
“The [excitement] increased tenfold when legend Bradley Walsh left himself,” Hannah wrote, adding he was a “perfect gentleman.”
“He remembered everyone’s name and was always cracking jokes on set, especially when he was messing up,” she continued.
Finally, Hannah revealed the details of how the show will be filmed – Hannah assured fans the on-camera reactions were “real”.
“We all filmed our intros and one by one we went to the chaser,” she said. “The reaction you see from me when I see The Sinnerman step out is genuine; Paul was extremely nice to me.”
Earlier this year, another Chase contestant spilled the beans on what’s really going on behind the scenes of the quiz show.
Rachel Warwick, 21, who appeared on the ITV game show in October 2020, took to TikTok to reveal the show’s mysteries.
First, she shared the news about longtime host Bradley Walsh.
“Yes, Bradley is lovely … when I spoke to him he was so nice, just as nice as he is on TV,” Rachel said.
The student also explained that both the players and Bradley don’t know which Chasers they’ll be up against until they go down the tunnel and that it’s “pretty exciting”.
This means that contestants cannot choose the chaser and their reactions are real when filmed for the show.
“Even Bradley doesn’t know who your pursuer is going to be, so that’s pretty exciting,” she said on TikTok.
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