A former The Chase contestant has revealed what is really going on behind the scenes of the popular ITV quiz show.
Rachel Warwick of Hampshire starred on an episode of the ITV quiz show that aired October 5th – although it was filmed almost two years ago while studying math and German as a student at Exeter University.
Rachel went to TikTok and shared a video in which she answered a series of questions she had been asked frequently after she appeared on the program.
She revealed secrets about a number of little-known facts, including the absence of a studio audience – despite the applause – and the moment when attendees learned the identity of their pursuer.
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Rachel Warwick of Hampshire was featured on an episode of the ITV quiz show that aired October 5th
Rachel spoke of presenter Bradley Walsh and said he was "as nice as on TV".
“Bradley is beautiful,” she enthused. "You can't talk to him that much before and after filming, but when I got to talk to him, he is so nice."
In Rachel's episode, she and her team faced Paul Sinha – also known as the Sinnerman – but had no idea which of the chasers it would be before filming.
"You won't find out who your chaser is until you come out and all the reactions are real," she explained.
"Even Bradley doesn't know who your chaser is going to be, so that's pretty exciting."
Rachel went to TikTok and shared a video in which she answered a series of questions she had been asked frequently after she appeared on the program
Rachel went on to reveal that attendees will be expected to do their own hair and makeup, which the team will "post-process" throughout the day.
She added, “You bring five outfits that you enjoy wearing and then the costume department picks the best and makes sure no one bumps into one. You decide what to wear. & # 39;
Having previously announced that her episode was filmed in 2018, Rachel explained that she had applied the previous September and received an audition the following month.
She then shot her episode in December and it didn't air until October 2020.
"A lot of people have asked about the studio audience, but there is no audience in the studio," she added.
Talking about host Bradley Walsh, Rachel said he was "as nice as he was on TV," and she also revealed how attendees have to show up with their hair and makeup
“I don't know if a lot of people know that. It's the four contestants, Bradley, the chaser and the entire camera crew and producers and stuff, but yeah, there's no audience. & # 39;
She asked more questions in the comments section of her video, which has been viewed more than 210,500 times.
In response to people who claimed they had free tickets to be in the audience while the show was being filmed, she said, "That must have been The Chase Celebrity, since the normal one has never had an audience."
A fan asked if the team would continue filming immediately after host Bradley took a commercial break.
Rachel replied, "Yes – everything paused for about 10 seconds and then we continued filming."
Rachel answered additional questions in the comments section of her video, which has been viewed more than 210,500 times
She explained how she and her teammates had spent a full day together. Her filming continued from her arrival at the studios at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Unfortunately, Rachel was caught by the Sinnerman during her round with the chaser, and she revealed the comment she made to her when she didn't make it to the final chase.
"Paul said my questions are really difficult !!!!" She wrote. "But they edited that out of the episode."
Rachel admitted she was really hoping to meet Chaser Anne Hegerty while filming, but she wasn't on set. However, she met Lord Alan Sugar as The Apprentice: You & # 39; re Fired was filmed next door.