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'The Chase' gets 300 more episodes, 24 celeb specials on ITV

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ITV has ordered two more series of daytime gameshow The Chase and a run of celebrity specials.

Bradley Walsh's quiz series has been commissioned to film 300 more standard episodes (two series of 150) and 24 celebrity episodes.

The Chase

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[Bradley Walsh hosts 'The Chase']

The Chase places contestants in a quiz race with 'The Chaser', a general knowledge and quiz expert who wants to beat the contestants at all costs. The contestants must stay ahead of The Chaser by answering questions to win a share of the final prize pot.

The show, which airs daily at 5pm, has pulled record ratings over recent weeks with a peak audience of 5.1 million on Monday, January 21.

ITV's 5pm slot ratings average has been boosted heavily by the show, which has recorded a 39% rise year-on-year .

The Chase, Keith Duffy, Bradley Walsh

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[Keith Duffy on a celebrity special of 'The Chase']

Director of factual and daytime Alison Sharman said: "The Chase has been a consistent star performer for ITV Daytime. Now in its sixth series it continues to grow in popularity and we are thrilled to secure it into 2014 for our ITV Daytime viewers."

Michael Kelpie, creative director of ITV Studios and executive producer of The Chase, added: "The Chase continues to go from strength to strength. I am thrilled that our success has been reflected in such a confident commission for ITV. For the next two years, The Chase is most definitely on!"

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