The Chase star Paul Sinha has admitted he didn’t realsie quite how much appearing on the Bradley Walsh quiz show would turn his life ‘upside down’.
The quiz champion has been a firm fixture on The Chase as Chaser The Sinnerman for a decade, and always been a huge hit with fans.
And over the course of the last 10 years, The Chase’s popularity has reached extraordinary heights, going from strength to strength as one of the most popular British game shows of all time.
The 51-year-old told Russell Howard on The Russell Howard Hour on Sky Max, he feels ‘lucky’ the series is such a success but knows his time on the tele will come to an end one day.
‘I’m part of a show that, luckily for me, is doing very well and is very popular,’ he said.
‘I didn’t know when I joined the show the degree that my life would be turned upside down.’
As well as wiping the floor with The Chase contestants using his blistering general knowledge, Paul is a leading UK comedian.
He added he’s always choose stand-up over television because ‘at the end of the day The Chase will go as long as it can, but it’s TV and TV is a finite thing. I don’t want to be at the whim of producers, put all your eggs in the quiz basket’.
‘Stand-up is what I really love and want to be doing for as long as humanly possible,’ he said.
‘I mean, I love both, but if I had to pick one it would be stand-up.’
Paul recently opened up about fears that his Parkinson’s disease is getting worse everytime he gets a quiz question wrong.
‘I think, “Should I be worried?” And then I realise that everybody does it,’ he said. ‘I’m just quite pragmatic about it.
‘Yes, I’m 51, and I’ve got Parkinson’s – things are going to fall out of my head, things are going to stay in my head.’
The Chase airs weekdays at 5pm on ITV.
Credit: Original article published here.