The Chase’s Paul Sinha would quit show and choose stand-up over TV career

Paul Sinha is a comedian as well as being on TV show The Chase
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Paul has been The Sinnerman for over a decade
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"I’m part of a show that, luckily for me, is doing very well and is very popular," he said.

"I didn’t know when I joined the show the degree that my life would be turned upside down."

He went on to say: "If I had to choose it would be stand-up though because at the end of the day The Chase will go as long as it can, but it’s TV and TV is a finite thing.

"I don’t want to be at the whim of producers, put all your eggs in the quiz basket.

"Stand-up is what I really love and want to be doing for as long as humanly possible. I mean, I love both, but if I had to pick one it would be stand-up."

Paul's comments come after he had paid tribute to a contestant who had died after appearing on the hit ITV show.

Pete Green, 72, died before his episode aired this week, which showed him go head-to-head with Chaser Paul.

Pete died in a house blaze before his show aired on Monday
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The contestant filmed the episode, which aired on Monday evening, last September but tragically died in a house fire before it aired.

Paul took to Twitter shortly after the episode went out to say: "Saddened to hear that Pete from today's Chase has since passed away in horrible circumstances.

"A true gentleman, a warm, engaging and thoroughly entertaining opponent."

It was reported in the Eastern Daily Press that the pensioner had died in a fire at his house on June 27.