Jenny Ryan addresses future on The Chase as she admits 'I can't believe it'

Jenny Ryan, who is also known as Chaser The Vixen on ITV's The Chase, has shared her love for the quizzing show while admitting she still 'can't believe' her TV fame, nine years after joining the show in 2015.

The top quizzer chatted with OK! at the Variety Club Showbusiness Awards on Sunday evening, 28 April, in London, and explained that she won't be leaving the show anytime soon. She said: "I love doing The Chase, it's my dream job. It's been going for 15 years this year, it's an amazing achievement and long may it continue. You'll have to drag me out of there kicking and screaming."

Teasing some more TV work, Jenny added: "Hopefully I'll be able to announce some more exciting things later in the year."

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The Chase star Jenny Ryan, AKA The Vixen, tells OK! why she won't be leaving the quiz show anytime soon, and reveals why she still can't quite believe her fame after nine years -Credit:Getty Images

With stars such as Dame Joan Collins, Amanda Holden, James Corden, Sheridan Smith and Andrew Lloyd Webber also in attendance at the awards bash – which raised money for Variety Club, the children's charity – Jenny admitted that she still has to 'pinch herself' when attending star-studded events.

"I do feel like a competition winner quite a lot of the time," she laughed. Continuing: "Sometimes you just have to snap yourself out of it and go and say 'hello' to that person you've been watching on screen or listening to for years and make yourself known because we all deserve to be here."

While she became a household name after joining The Chase, which is hosted by Bradley Walsh, that wasn't always the plan for Jenny.

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Jenny joined the show in 2015 -Credit:ITV/REX/Shutterstock

She tells us: "Being on TV was never in my life plan, it's not something that a working class girl from a single parent family in Bolton is ever told that they can achieve. The fact that I'm here now, I keep having to pinch myself, I can't believe it.

"This is a strange career that I've built, I've managed to do the thing that I love most in the world – which is quizzing – and I get to do it on TV, which is my other favourite thing in the world. It's an exciting time for me and I'm enjoying every moment, this is a privilege."

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With no plans of leaving the show, Jenny told OK! she would need to be 'dragged out kicking and screaming' -Credit:ITV

Jenny's night out comes after she was recently left shaken after falling victim to a scam in her own home and subsequently being robbed.

Appearing on Morning Live, Jenny explained how a man knocked on her door claiming there was a leak in her flat and needed to take some photos, promising it would only take a few minutes.

However, once inside, the man went into Jenny's bedroom and stole her mobile phone along with some sentimental jewellery. "Immediately and still now I feel quite stupid," she admitted. "I feel gullible that I let this happen. I know I shouldn't be beating myself up too much as this was a very cunning scam."