The Chase star Anne Hegerty has said host Bradley Walsh’s new role in Doctor Who has affected filming for the quiz show.
Hegerty, known as the The Governess on the ITV quiz, revealed shows being aired now were shot a year ago.
Walsh, 58, landed a role in Doctor Who alongside the new Time Lord Jodie Whittaker and is struggling to find time to film new episodes of The Chase, Hegerty said.
She told the Mirror: “It can be hard going. The problem this year (is) Bradley has been so unavailable as he has been doing Doctor Who.
“Bradley was very determined that the one thing he was not going to give up was The Chase.”
She added: “We stopped filming for a few months when Bradley did Doctor Who. We did some shows in April and June. (But) I have not filmed since July.”
Walsh has hosted The Chase since 2009. Last year, it was revealed he would be a companion to Whittaker’s doctor, alongside Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole.
The first episode of the new series of Doctor Who will air on Sunday October 7, a departure from its usual Saturday night slot.