THE Chase is based on Usain Bolt, its cr線上娛樂城eator has revealed.
Creators were inspired by the fastest man in the world when he burst onto the scene at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Michael Kelpie, MD of Potato, which is part of ITV Studios, and exec producer/creator of The Chase, said: “When we created the show I joined at a fairly late stage. The process went on for months and months.
“Game show development is a laborious, torturous, rigorous process that takes forever and 99 per cent of the time it does not work.
“It started with a researcher after the Beijing Olympics when娛樂城活動 Usain Bolt first burst onto the scene, the fastest man in the world.
“Everybody in the world was excited by him and everybody in television and broadcasters all over the world were going ,’How can we get that excitement into our television programmes?’
“And in a dusty room in the ITV tower back in the day a development researcher went, ‘What if we did a quiz race and what if they (contestants) had to race against the Usain Bolt of quizzes?’ and that was the start of The Chase.”
He continued: “You may say, ‘Oh my God that is a really simple idea,’ but it was a moment of pure genius and that person has done very, very well since financially.
“And it was all earned at the right place at the right time and the right thing to say. It was a fantastic development team.”
The show first started in 2009 and has always been presented by Bradley Walsh.