The Chase welcomed new chaser, Darragh Ennis, this week – where is he from? Here’s everything you need to know.
The wait for the mystery chaser’s identity is finally over after The Chase revealed its new cast member, Darragh Ennis, on Thursday, November 19th.
Darragh’s name was first teased earlier this year and since then viewers at home have been impatient to meet the new brainbox of the ITV quiz series.
So, where is Darragh Ennis from? Let’s find out…
Who is Darragh Ennis?
Darragh is a lab manager and research technician at the University of Oxford.
He started his undergraduate degree at Maynooth University in 1999, his LinkedIn bio shows.
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 since 2012.
The new chaser is not a newbie as he previously appeared as a contestant on The Chase. Darragh is following in the footsteps of other chasers on the show, including Shaun Wallace and Anne Hegerty.
He is the first chaser to join the ITV series since Jenny Ryan was appointed back in 2015.
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Where is Darragh Ennis from?
Darragh comes from Ireland.
He was born on September 23rd, 1973 which makes him 47 years old this year.
Following his debut appearance on The Chase, Darragh went viral on Twitter after fans dubbed him as the Irish lookalike of well-known celebrities.
One viewer tweeted: “The new chaser is basically Irish Kevin Keegan, in cowboy get up.”
Another one said: “And the new chaser is Stan Boardman, well I never.”
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When was Darragh on The Chase?
Darragh competed on The Chase in an episode in 2017. He earned £9,000 during the money building round.
At the time, he faced chaser Paul ‘Sinnerman’ Sinha and managed to win the cash despite Paul’s efforts to persuade him to go for a different sum. Paul even called him “the best player” in the series.
The other contestants, however, accepted lower offers from Paul which resulted in each person taking only £1,575.
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