|Name Shaun Wallace|
Role Television Personality
|Spouse Matilda Bray (m. 1990)|
|Full Name Shaun Anthony Linford Wallace|
Born 2 June 1960 (age 55) (1960-06-02) London, England
Occupation Television personality, barrister
Notable credit(s) The Chase (2009-Present)
Similar People Anne Hegerty, Mark Labbett, Paul Sinha, Bradley Walsh, CJ de Mooi
SHAUN WALLACE talks about Miss Caribbean UK
Shaun Anthony Linford Wallace (born 2 June 1960) is an English television personality and a barrister. He is a "Chaser" on the ITV quiz show The Chase. Wallace is also a part-time lecturer and often visits schools, colleges and other institutions to educate students on the many aspects of law. In 2004, he won Mastermind and was ranked 286th in the World Quizzing Championships in 2012.
- SHAUN WALLACE talks about Miss Caribbean UK
- Personal life
Wallace is of Jamaican heritage. He is also a football fan and a supporter of Chelsea.
Wallace was called to the Bar in November 1984 and in 1986 completed pupilage. He has taken part in hearings held at both the Old Bailey as well as several Magistrates' Courts located in England and Wales and also in Scotland. He used to be a member of Farringdon Barristers Chambers, until February 2012 when it was announced that he joined Great James Street Chambers.
Wallace is also a member of the southeastern circuit of the Criminal Bar Association. Owing to his heritage, he has been a member of the Jamaican Bar since 1999.
In 2004, Wallace became a champion of the long running BBC general knowledge quiz Mastermind, which also tests a contestant's aptitude on a subject of their choice. His specialist subject in the final was FA Cup Finals.
Wallace was a finalist on the first series of Are You an Egghead?, narrowly losing out to Barry Simmons.
Other shows that he has been a contestant on include Fifteen to One and The Weakest Link. plus the American game show Greed.
Since 2009, Wallace has appeared as a "Chaser" on the UK television series The Chase, a teatime game show which airs on ITV. The other Chasers are Anne Hegerty, Paul Sinha, Mark Labbett, and Jenny Ryan. He also appears on the celebrity editions of The Chase.
In 2017, he will release his autobiography called Chasing the Dream and a history book called On This Day.
In 2005, Wallace stood as an independent parliamentary candidate, campaigning to be elected MP for the Brent South constituency.
Wallace is the eldest son and one of four children, Wallace has never been married. However, other celebrity gossip pages say he has been married to Matilda Bray since 1990 but this cannot be verified.