Revealed: Who is the best player on quiz show The Chase?

NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 10:54a.m.
Anne Hegerty, left, really is the Governess when it comes to the best Chaser. (Photo / Supplied)
Anne Hegerty, left, really is the Governess when it comes to the best Chaser. (Photo / Supplied)

Everyone has their favourite chaser on hit TV quiz show The Chase - but now we can finally answer the question of which Chaser has the best record.

Analysis by the One Question Shoot fansite has tallied the numbers, including success rates and the number of questions answered per minute.

According to the statistical evidence, The Chase favourite Anne Hegerty aka The Governess is the best chaser of the five - out-performing her colleagues Mark 'The Beast' Labbett, Shaun 'The Dark Destroyer' Wallace, Paul 'The Sinnerman' Sinha and Jenny 'The Vixen' Ryan.

Over the course of 350 episodes and 10 years since the show began, Hegerty has maintained an overall 82.4 per cent winning streak.

She has had an average win ratio of 78 per cent across previous seasons, and that increased to 86 per cent in the latest series.

Hegerty can answer an average of 21.55 questions in two minutes - which is why she's so tough to beat when it comes down to that final chase, and the reason why her win rate is so high on the show, which screens six night a week on TVNZ1.

The Chase by the numbers - series 12.

The Chase by the numbers - series 12.

But her colleagues aren't far behind her; Paul Sinha - who recently made his live comedy debut in New Zealand - is only 0.1 per cent behind her in his winning streak.

Meanwhile, Shaun 'The Dark Destroyer' Wallace is at the bottom of the ladder, but not by much, with a winning percentage of 75.1 - however that's gone up to 81 percent in the latest season.

He can answer an average of 19.45 questions in two minutes, while the others can bank at least 21 in the same time.

So what have we learned? Well, if you were ever going to try your luck on The Chase, you'd pray to meet the Dark Destroyer - but even then, you'd be hard pressed to take him down.

Thankfully we're safe watching from home on our couches!

The Chase, currently in its 12th season in New Zealand, airs Monday to Saturday at 4.55pm on TVNZ 1.

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