BEAT The Chasers’ newest recruit has left fans in hysterics after cracking a joke about Bradley Walsh being Ant and Dec’s DAD.
Issa was brought in to replace Anne ‘The Governess’ Hegerty after she was struck down with Covid-19 during filming.
But when asked if he was enjoying his time, Issa told 61-year-old Bradley: “I’m having the time of my life and I’m honoured to be working with yourself.”
Issa, who is known as Super Nerd on The Chase Australia, then added: “Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be working with Ant and Dec’s dad.”
The live studio audience burst into laughter, as Bradley shot back: “It’s funny how quickly deportation can actually work.”
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Viewers were left in hysterics at Issa’s Ant and Dec quip, with many sharing their amusement online.
One tweeted several crying with laughter emojis, adding: Bradley’s the dad of Ant & Dec? Good start!”
Another simply wrote: “Ant & Dec’s dad!”
And a third gushed: “I love Issa he’s funny!”
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Issa made his Beat The Chasers debut on Monday night, filling in for missing Anne.
Viewers were left scratching their heads as to why The Governess was absent from the new week-long series of the show.
But Anne had been forced to duck out of filming after being struck down with Covid-19,
Taking to Twitter after the first episode, Anne reassured her worried fans as they discovered the reason why she wasn’t there: “I only tested positive for nine days, I’m fine now!”
- Beat The Chasers continues at 9pm, ITV1, Wednesday May 18, 2020