The Chase star Paul Sinha flooded with support after illness rules him out of Beat the Chasers

Quiz expert known as ‘The Sinnerman’ was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2019

Louis Chilton
Thursday 18 March 2021 11:10
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Fans of The Chase have flooded star Paul Sinha with support after he was forced to drop out of spin-off series Beat the Chasers due to illness.

Sinha, known as “The Sinnerman” on the hit ITV quiz show, announced back in June 2019 that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

On Twitter, the 50-year-old quiz expert wrote: “New episodes of Beat the Chasers are on their way.

“Unfortunately, I wasn’t well for the recordings and couldn’t join in this time around.”

Sinha, who is also a comedian, added that he was “feeling much better now”.

Though the exact nature of his illness was not disclosed, fans of the series reached out with sympathy and well wishes.

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“As long as you’re better mate,” wrote one fan. “You’re an inspiration and can’t wait to see you on there again. We’re all behind you!”

“Sad to read that Paul Sinha,” wrote another. “You are so kind to the contestants and I love the explanations you give, very informative... Get 100% well soon.”

“So sorry to hear that Paul, wishing you all the best in health and life,” wrote someone else.

Since going public with his Parkinson’s diagnosis, Sinha has spoken openly about the struggles he has faced.

He recently updated his Twitter profile to read: “My typing has been slowed down by a degenerative disease. If you have a go at typos or punctuation, I’ll count that as a block.”

Paul Sinha, as seen in The Chase on ITV

Beat the Chasers sees contestants compete against multiple Chasers (quiz experts) at once to win a cash prize.

The series returns later this year.

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