Shaun Wallace doesnt take The Chase for granted
Shaun Wallace explains why he doesn't take 'The Chase' for granted
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Shaun Wallace joined Susanna Reid and Martin Lewis to discuss the Chaser’s Guinness World Record attempt taking place at Sheffield Arena next June. During the chat, The Chase star opened up on his future on the ITV show as he spoke about his career as a criminal barrister.
The Money Saving Expert asked: “You’re a criminal barrister?”
Shaun revealed he has been a criminal barrister for the last 38 years.
“What’s the time split between quizzing and being a Chaser and being a barrister?”
Shaun answered: “It’s 50/50 but I always wanted to be remembered as a barrister who happened to be on TV not the other way around.
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“Although I’m grateful I’m on a hugely successful show, the one thing I don’t take for granted is a, my position on it and b, me answering the questions as a Chaser.
“I’m only as good as the last question I answered correctly and as a barrister I’m only as good as my last closing speech.”
Shaun has been a Chaser on the The Chase since the show premiered in 2009.
He also featured on the Australian version of the show alongside Anne Hegerty and Mark Labbett in 2009.
Shaun revealed why he was attempting the record for World’s Biggest Quiz In A Single Venue on GMB.
He said: “The current record stands at 4,900 and it was set in Delhi, India in 2019…for an in person quiz.
“As a kid I used to love watching Roy Castle’s Record Breakers in the 19070s and I always thought that one day I’d love to be Guinness World Record holder.
“What better way than trying to set an attempt to having the most people in a particular arena taking part in a quiz.”
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Shaun revealed the location for the quiz, Sheffield Arena has a capacity of 13,000.
“We could smash the record,” the Chaser remarked.
“It’s going to be a mixture of celebrity guests, fun entertainment but more importantly people taking part in the quiz you don’t need to be a mastermind genius.”
The quiz will take part on Father’s Day next year which the Chaser thought was an “apt day” to do it on.
Everyone who purchases tickets to the event participate in the quiz itself at Sheffield Arena.
Guests will be given an interactive keypad to facilitate them taking part.
“The serious aspect is we want to break the record but we want people to actually engage, take part and [have fun].”
Good Morning Britain airs on ITV on weekdays at 6am.
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