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Why isn't The Chase on TV today? Absence explained and when it next airs

The Chase is missing from today's TV schedules – but why? Here's everything you need to know.

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Published: Wednesday, 23rd June 2021 at 4:52 pm

Wondering why ITV's The Chase is missing from today's TV schedules? Hosted by Doctor Who's Bradley Walsh, the beloved quiz show has been a 5pm weekday staple since 2009.


Lately, The Chase has been missing from ITV quite a bit but, if you're worried this means a cancellation is on it's way, there's no reason to be.

The Chase's absence is due to ITV's live coverage of the much anticipated Euro 2020. Other shows which have been shuffled around to make way for the football include EastEnders, Corrie and Emmerdale, which have gone on-demand for the duration of the tournament.

Want to know when you'll see The Beast, Shaun 'The Dark Destroyer' Wallace, Anne 'The Governess' Hegerty, Paul 'The Sinnerman' Sinha, Jenny 'The Vixen' Ryan and Darragh 'The Menace' Ennis back on the small screen? Read on to find out.

Why isn't The Chase on TV today?

ITV has pulled today's episode of The Chase – and many others from the last week or so and into early July – from its schedule to make room for its coverage of Euro 2020 on TV.

While The Chase usually airs at 5pm on weekdays, fans won't be seeing Bradley Walsh on their screens today as ITV will be showing the group stage match of Slovakia v Spain.

The kick-off is at 5pm when the show would normally start, but the good news is you won't have to wait long for The Chase to reclaim its usual spot.

When is The Chase next on TV?

Not to fear – The Chase will be back in its regular 5pm slot tomorrow (Thursday 24th June) on ITV, though it's a repeat episode.


The Chase airs tomorrow at 5pm on ITV. If you’re looking for more to watch, check out our TV Guide.


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