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Channel Seven completes filming of The Chase Australia special under strict COVID restrictions

Channel Seven successfully completes filming a prime time special for The Chase Australia under strict COVID restrictions

Channel Seven has successfully completed filming a prime time special series of The Chase Australia under strict COVID restrictions.

On Friday, the filming of Beat The Chasers wrapped at ITV Studios at Carriageworks, in Sydney’s Eveleigh.

The production team took precautions to ensure the Chasers, contestants and the small audience were COVID safe, TV Tonight reported.

That’s a wrap! Channel Seven successfully completes filming a prime time special The Chase Australia under strict COVID restrictions. Pictured is host Andrew O’Keefe

Perspex screens were installed to separate the Chasers, the contestants, as well as the families and couples in the studio. 

Out of state Chasers ‘Goliath’ Matt Parkinson, and ‘The Shark’ Brydon Coverdale, based in Perth and Melbourne, respectively, also underwent two weeks of mandatory hotel quarantine before filming.

Beat the Chasers will see a contestant go up against the Chasers – ‘The Supernerd’ Issa Schultz, Goliath, The Shark and ‘The Tiger Mum’ Cheryl Toh – with more than $500,000 up for grabs.

Safety first: Precautions were in place to ensure the Chasers, contestants and the small audience were COVID safe. Pictured left to right is: 'The Governess' Anne Hegerty, 'The Shark' Brydon Coverdale, 'The Supernerd' Issa Schultz, 'Goliath' Matt Parkinson and Andrew O'Keefe

Safety first: Precautions were in place to ensure the Chasers, contestants and the small audience were COVID safe. Pictured left to right is: ‘The Governess’ Anne Hegerty, ‘The Shark’ Brydon Coverdale, ‘The Supernerd’ Issa Schultz, ‘Goliath’ Matt Parkinson and Andrew O’Keefe

Up against the best: The primetime special, Beat the Chasers, will see a contestant go up against the Chasers - 'The Supernerd' Issa Schultz, Goliath, The Shark and 'The Tiger Mum' Cheryl Toh (pictured)

Up against the best: The primetime special, Beat the Chasers, will see a contestant go up against the Chasers – ‘The Supernerd’ Issa Schultz, Goliath, The Shark and ‘The Tiger Mum’ Cheryl Toh (pictured)

Meanwhile, filming for brand new episodes of The Chase Australia is set to begin soon at NEP studios, near Channel Seven in Eveleigh. 

Angus Ross, Seven’s Network Programming Director, said in a statement: ‘The prize money is bigger than ever before in each round, and it builds to a thrilling, high-stakes finale.’

‘We’re excited to see some of the country’s best brains test themselves against a formidable line-up of Chasers, with all the fun, tension and play-along we love – but dialed up to eleven.’ 

It's on: Meanwhile, filming for new episodes of The Chase Australia is set to begin soon at NEP studios, near Channel Seven in Eveleigh. Pictured left to right is: Issa Schultz, Matt Parkinson, Mark Labbett, Brydon Coverdale and Anne Hegerty

It’s on: Meanwhile, filming for new episodes of The Chase Australia is set to begin soon at NEP studios, near Channel Seven in Eveleigh. Pictured left to right is: Issa Schultz, Matt Parkinson, Mark Labbett, Brydon Coverdale and Anne Hegerty

David Mott, CEO of ITV Studios Australia, also said in a statement: ‘This fast-paced quiz attracted a broad audience of quiz-lovers in the UK and we can’t wait to share it with Australian viewers.

The Chase Australia is based on the British quiz show with the same name. It begin filming Down Under in 2015 and is hosted by Andrew O’Keefe.

Beat The Chasers will air on Channel Seven later this year.

Quiz show: The Chase Australia is based on the British quiz show with the same name. It begin filming Down Under in 2015 and is hosted by Andrew O'Keefe

Quiz show: The Chase Australia is based on the British quiz show with the same name. It begin filming Down Under in 2015 and is hosted by Andrew O’Keefe

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