It often seems as though The Chase is never off our screens, with episodes airing on an almost daily basis in ITV’s early evening schedules.
The show, which was first aired in 2009, is still as popular as ever, with Bradley Walsh presiding over the action as contestants attempt to outwit one of six ‘Chasers’ with their general knowledge skills.
With episodes airing from Monday-Friday, as well as countless repeats on the likes of Challenge, the makers have to film an awful lot of shows to keep up with demand.
But just how many instalments of The Chase are filmed in a day when the series is in production?
How many episodes of The Chase are filmed in a day?
Despite the show’s near-constant presence on screens, when a series is underway only three editions are filmed in one day.
Each one takes an hour and a half to film, with Bradley Walsh telling the Radio Times that the whole thing is ‘like clockwork’ – although admitted filming can be stopped during the final Chase if he stumbles over a question.
If there is a slight misread, I am stopped immediately – bang – by the lawyers,’ he told the Radio Times.
‘What you have to do is go back to the start of the question, literally on videotape where my mouth opens – or where it’s closed from the previous question – and the question is re-asked.
‘It is stopped to the split second.’
Since it began in 2009, around 1,860 editions of the show have been made, spanning 14 series.
Oh and in case you were wondering, no Bradley doesn’t see the questions before the show is filmed.
‘The second the contestant sees the question, that’s when I see the question,’ he explained.
Where is The Chase filmed?
The show’s been filmed at a number of different locations since it began in 2009.
Originally it was shot at Granada Studios in Manchester in 2009, then moved to The London Studios from 2010-2013.
in 2014 the show relocated to Teddington Studios in south-west London, but nowadays is shot at Elstree Studios, which is also home to the likes of Strictly Come Dancing.
The Chase airs weekdays on ITV at 5pm.
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