ITV The Chase star who ran for MP in London – but only received 1% of the vote

The Chasers on the hit ITV recreation present The Chase are some of TV’s brightest and most educated stars.

Most have robust academic backgrounds and years of expertise in quizzing, resembling Mark Labbett who has a arithmetic diploma from the University of Oxford or Paul Sinha who went to medical college and is a former normal practitioner.

Between them the Chasers have a wealth of data and abilities to tackle the contestants who are courageous sufficient to face in opposition to them.

What some fan’s won’t realise is that one of the Chasers beforehand had a brief-lived political profession.

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Chaser Shaun Wallace is an English barrister, lecturer and tv persona, who notably starred on the hit present Mastermind in 2004 and received.

Then in 2005 the barrister and quiz champion tried his luck in the world of politics.

16 years in the past Shaun stood as an unbiased parliamentary candidate in the North West London constituency of Brent South.

He obtained 297 votes, the equal of simply 1.17 per cent of the vote, and was overwhelmed by three different candidates.

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Labour’s Dawn Butler received the vote and have become MP for Brent South with 17,501 votes, which was 69.23 per cent of the vote.

This brief-lived unsuccessful politics profession was clearly to not be, and Shaun joined The Chase as a Chaser simply 4 years later in 2009.

His position on the fashionable present hosted by Bradley Walsh proved an ideal success for the TV persona, who since launched an autobiography referred to as Chasing the Dream in 2018.

He has additionally made appearances on a quantity of different tv exhibits resembling Catchphrase, Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow and ITV’s Don’t Rock the Boat.

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