The Chase star Shaun Wallace is livid that a lie about his married life has been allowed to run riot – and he is targeting online free information resource Wikipedia as the source.
The 60-year-old quiz show genius – known to fans as the “dark destroyer” on the ITV smash – is said to disapprove the fact that incorrect claims about his private life have become interpreted as fact.
Wikipedia can be updated by anyone – making it a slightly unreliable source of information – and Shaun is said to be annoyed that the website has claimed he has been married to a woman named Matilda Bray since 1990.
Although Shaun has been a game show quizzer on The Chase since 2009, he has also been a barrister since 1986 and is a senior criminal defence advocate.
The Sun on Sunday claims has has been sending strongly worded letters to Wikipedia to insist they stop blaming he is married to a woman named Matilda.
A source close to the ITV star told the publication: “There is no Matilda, never was.”
While the incorrect claim has since been removed from the online encyclopedia, a quick Google of the words “Shaun Wallace Wife” produces a string of articles and reports about the ITV star and the mystery “Matilda Bray”.
Reports wrongly claim the pair tied-the-knot in 1990 – but information beyond the name “Matilda” and the year “1990” seems non existent.
Earlier this year, during an interview with Bishops Stortford Independent, the star was reported as “single despite Wikipedia saying he is married.”
Shaun was cast as the first Chaser on The Chase in 2009 after wowing show creators on Mastermind and Eggheads.
He is one of the high IQ quiz masters – alongside Anne Hegerty, Paul Sinha, Mark Labbett, Jenny Ryan and Darragh Ennis.
Contestants face the Chasers in a one-on-one battle of general knowledge before attempting to win a cash prize in a final team round.