The Chase’s Jenny Ryan has revealed that she was initially meant to be called The Cougar on the ITV gameshow.
The 38-year-old quizzer, who goes by the name The Vixen on the programme presented by Bradley Walsh, made the shock confession on today’s episode of Lorraine.
Explaining the origin of her nickname The Vixen, Jenny spilled that Bradley was the one to come up with it.
‘He [Bradley Walsh] was the one who gave you your name, wasn’t he?’ Lorraine probed. ‘He was the one who called you The Vixen?’
‘That’s true, yeah,’ Jenny replied. ‘When I first started I had a bit of a screen test in the studio with Brad hosting just as a chemistry test, really.
‘The producers had been trying to work out what my nickname should be and they wanted something animally because I like a lot of animal print and they suggested https://videos.metro.co.uk/video/met/2021/01/05/8911122175840925968/480x270_MP4_8911122175840925968.mp4
The Cougar and I said no because I’m too young to be a cougar.’
Jenny continued: ‘And Brad came up with The Vixen because the red hair, it looks like a foxes brush and foxes are really intelligent animals and are cunning and can be quite fast.’
It all makes sense!
Jenny is one of the original chasers on The Chase, alongside The Beast Mark Labbett, The Dark Destroyer Shaun Wallace, The Governess Anne Hegerty and The Sinnerman Paul Sinha.
Last year, The Menace Darragh Ennis joined the line-up after appearing on the show as a contestant in 2017.
Lorraine airs weekdays from 9am on ITV.
Credit: Original article published here.