ITV‘s The Chase is one of the most popular quiz game shows on the telly and its family is getting bigger with a new chaser.

Since its first broadcast back in 2009, the series continues to test the general knowledge of the public and entertain with its quirky chasers and new contestants.

But the quiz programme is about to change as there’s a new chaser in the studio.

So, who is Darragh Ennis? Here’s everything you need to know about him, including age and nickname!
Pictured: Host Bradley Walsh © ITV

Who is Darragh Ennis?

Darragh is a lab manager and research technician at the University of Oxford. The new chaser is not a newbie as he previously appeared as a contestant on The Chase.

According to Darragh’s LinkedIn bio, he started his undergraduate degree at Maynooth University in 1999. Therefore, he must be in his early 40s.

After completing his studies in 2008, Darragh worked as a biomedical scientist in Dublin and a postdoctoral fellow at Concordia University. He has worked at the University of Oxford for 7 years now.

Darragh will be following in the footsteps of other chasers on the show, including Paul Sinha and Anne Hegerty. Darragh is the first chaser to join the series since Jenny Ryan was appointed back in 2015.

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Darragh Ennis’ nickname

Darragh’s nickname is The Menace which is a pun on his initials, D. Ennis.

Before his appearance on The Chase, people came up with a series of rumoured nicknames for the new chaser.

Since Darragh is a lab manager, some viewers thought he might go for ‘The Doctor’, ‘The Researcher’ or just ‘The Doc’. Other names that were suggested were ‘The Scientist’, ‘The Chemist’ or ‘The Lab Expert’.

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Follow Darragh on social media

We found Darragh on social media! You can find his Twitter account under the name @bones_giles.

The new chaser’s follower count has risen to 4k since he was first teased in April this year. He had over 1,000 followers earlier this year when his name wasn’t known to the public.

We’re sure his follower count is set to rocket now that he regularly appears on The Chase.



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