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The Chasers are back for an all-new season of Beat the Chasers.

In May, prepare to see members of the public take on six Chasers at once as they compete for huge cash prizes.

There’s a new Chaser in town this year, as Australian star Issa Schultz replaces Anne Hegerty.

Anne Hegerty has been replaced on Beat the Chasers due to COVID-19.

Speaking exclusively to RadioTimes.com, Hegerty admitted that she would be open to Schultz permanently joining Beat the Chasers, saying, “I don’t know if we can make the table big enough. Everyone is going to have to have Huge widescreen TVs! If the bosses are okay with it, I’m totally okay with it.”

As the quiz show returns for season 5, here’s everything you need to know about it, including what time it airs on ITV and which Chasers will be back.

Beat the Chasers Season 5 Start Date

Beat the Chasers returns to ITV and the ITV hub on Monday, May 16 at 9 p.m..

Episodes will continue each night at 9 p.m. until Friday, May 20.

Which Chasers will appear on Beat the Chasers?

The Chasers: (LR) Darragh Ennis, Paul Sinha, Jenny Ryan, Mark Labbett, Shaun Wallace and Issa Schultz TVI

The new season will welcome Issa Schultz, aka The Supernerd, as the new Chaser for the British series.

A regular at The Chase Australia, Issa replaces Anne ‘The Governess’ Hegerty who was unable to film due to a positive COVID-19 test.

Schultz joins Shaun “The Dark Destroyer” Wallace, Paul “The Sinnerman” Sinha, Darragh “The Menace” Ennis, Jenny “The Vixen” Ryan and Mark “The Beast” Labbett.

Defeat Host Chasers

Bradley Walsh on Beat The Chasers

Bradley Walsh on Beat the Hunters TVI

As usual, Bradley Walsh returns to host the ITV quiz.

Walsh has led the program since the original series, The Chase, launched in 2009.

Naturally, he stepped in to host the spin-off series when it premiered in April 2020. Now in its fifth season, Walsh will reprise his role.

How does Beat the Chasers work?

On Beat the Chasers, hopefuls start with a Cash Builder round where they’re faced with five multiple-choice questions. For each correct answer, candidates receive £1,000.

Players then have the choice of playing between two and all six Chasers for increasing amounts of money, but with decreasing time advantage against them.

The latest series, Super Offers, have been introduced, giving contestants the chance to win hundreds of thousands of pounds if they pass the Cash Builder round and can answer all five questions correctly.

Fans will be happy to hear that the Intense Round is back for Season 5.

Beat the Chasers season 5 begins on ITV and ITV Hub on Monday May 16 at 9 p.m.

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