Bradley Walsh took aim at The Chase’s Shaun Wallace’s new appearance, saying he no longer can be called the Dark Destroyer as he looked more like “your favourite uncle”
General knowledge boffin Shaun Wallace stunned The Chase host Bradley Walsh with his new-look appearance on Thursday night’s edition of the show.
After a year of mainly repeats being aired, fans have been treated to some new episodes of the ITV show lately – including the biggest ever solo win on the show.
Thursday’s edition saw Dave, Bella, Kieron and Lisa-Jane line up to test their knowledge in a bid to win a cash prize.
They soon discovered it would be the Dark Destroyer Shaun they would be facing off against.
And Bradley, 61, had to do a double take when his fellow 61-year-old took to the stand sporting a new look.
Taking his seat on the podium, the barrister showcased his new beard, much to Bradley’s surprise.
The host quipped: “What have you come as? You’re no longer the Dark Destroyer. Honestly, he’s supposed to be menacing, but he’s like your favourite uncle now.”
And fans of the hit show were just as gobsmacked as Bradley. Many took to Twitter to share their opinion of the Chaser’s new appearance.
One wrote: “OMG SHAUN WALLACE HAD A BEARD.”
Another put: “Loving the beard sir #thechase silver fox.”
And a third couldn’t hide their delight at his new look either, commenting: “@TheShaunWallace you are looking very good tonight Shaun on the new episode of the chase with your beard it certainly makes you look very distinguished.
“I love the chase when you are on the banter between you and Bradley is just so entertaining. Keep up the terrific work xxxxxx”
“I’m liking Shaun Wallace’s beard on the chase today, it suits him,” wrote a fourth.
Bradley regularly took aim at Shaun throughout the show, calling him “old furry face” at one point before donning a fake moustache at another.
It certainly wasn’t a lucky beard for Shaun to begin with, as he had a dismal opening round with three of the four contestants defeating him to compete for the jackpot prize.
Dave, Bella and Lisa-Jane all defeated him in the head-to-heads to compete for £12,000 in The Final Chase.
But Shaun turned it around and easily dispatched of the trio who only manage 14 steps between them. The target was easily met by the Chaser with 17 seconds remaining.