Darragh Ennis: The Chase star backtracks as fans point out his late-night post is wrong 

Darragh Ennis, 47, has corrected himself after he shared a fun fact on his Twitter account, that was proven to be wrong. The chaser admitted that he had chosen to upload the post after a “late-night” and did not check his sources before deciding to go public with the information.

Darragh typed, in view of his 12,500 followers: “This one isn’t true it seems. 

“That’s what I get for late-night fact tweeting and not checking my sources. 

“Thanks for setting me straight guys,” he added.

It comes after The Chase star shared that 18th-century writer D. H. Laurence was related to The Red Baron,  who was a famous fighter pilot in World War I.

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Darragh wrote: “Fun fact: DH Lawrence was the brother in law of Manfred Von Richthoffen, aka The Red Baron.”

Straight away his followers responded with their corrections based upon factual information.

One said: “Fake fact Darragh. Manfred von Richthofen was born in Wroclaw, now Poland. His father was Major Albrecht Philipp Karl Julius Freiherr von Richthofen. Frieda was born in Metz, now France. Her dad was Baron Friedrich Ernst Emil Ludwig von Richthofen, an engineer in the German army.”

Darragh responded: “Yeah it seems the book I was reading had that one wrong. Whoops.”

Darragh was signed up to the programme after originally being a contestant, who impressed with his knowledge.

He is by trade a research neurologist, originally from Ireland, but is now based in Oxford for work.

His debut on The Chase was watched by 4.9 million viewers, however, he did not take part in the second series of spin-off show Beat The Chasers due to a scheduling conflict.

Darragh was forced to deny that he had been sacked, after a period of absence from screens.

He previously tweeted: “Sigh. I’ve not been sacked.

“The nature of random scheduling means sometimes we don’t have a show air for a little while, and sometimes we’re on 2 or 3 times in a week.”

Fans became worried The Menace had been ditched, noting he was not on the show “yet again”.

One had tweeted: “Has Darragh just not recorded many post-lockdown episodes? This is ridiculous.”

The Chase returns tomorrow on ITV at 5pm.


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