The Chase goes prime time with celebrity specials

Some of Australia’s brightest stars challenge the sharpest Chaser minds when Australia’s 5 o’clock obsession goes prime time in a series of special shows which begin next week.

The Celebrity Chase isn’t just a quiz, it’s a race where the celebrities must ensure they stay one step ahead of the Chaser, one of the finest quiz brains in the world. Which Chaser will they face?  The Supernerd, Goliath, The Shark, The Governess or The Beast?

Rising to the  challenge will be;  Sunrise team – Sam, Kochie, Eddy and Beretts Ricki-LeeJoel Creasey, Derryn HinchNazeem Hussain, Lucy DurackMerv HughesLauren Jackson AO,  Anne Edmonds, Red SymonsCal WilsonMerrick Watts, Sarah Hanson Young, Yvie Jones, Simon Burke,  Lawrence Mooney, Abbey Gelmi, Brendan “Jonesy” Jones, Lisa Curry, Kris Smithand  Pete Rowsthorn will all have the chance to win money for the charity of their choice.

Will they stay ahead of the Chaser and collect the cash pot or get caught and lose the lot?

Andrew O’Keefe, host of The Celebrity Chase said; “The great Carl Reiner once said that a brilliant mind in panic is a wonderful thing to see.  That’s the beauty of these specials… the pressure to be brilliant can bring out the funniest, most unexpected sides of the people we think we know so well.”

Teams of four will face a sequence of quick-fire and multiple-choice question rounds to build up their cashpot, but if they allow the Chaser to catch them, they are out of the game.

Working together, players who make it through to the Final Chase then unite one more time before their common enemy: The Chaser.

The Sunrise team, Samantha ArmytageDavid KochEdwina Bartholomew and Mark Beretta will be the first team to play the game.

Will Sam know which terrestrial planet begins with a vowel?  Does Kochie know what the text abbreviation YSK stands for?  Can Edwina answer correctly in which world war was the Oscar winning film Kokoda Front Line produced?  Will Mark Beretta’s sport knowledge serve him well answering – the term for which automatic car gear position also means a golf shot hit from a tee?

Do they have what it takes to beat the Chaser?

The Celebrity Chase will premiere on Wednesday, 21 August at 7.30pm on Seven.