The Chase host Bradley Walsh was left doing a double-take on Tuesday's show when he learned something new about Shaun Wallace's impressive portfolio.

Shaun, also known as The Dark Destroyer on the show, is also a trained barrister, having worked as a senior criminal defence advocate for the past four decades.

However, while competing against player number one on the show, he revealed he once was an extra on a film set – a far cry from the world of law.

Back in 1978, when Shaun was just 18 years of age, he appeared in the film The Class of Miss MacMichael, which was based on a novel by Sandy Hutson.

On The Chase, a question about the famous London costume house Angels came up on the screen, prompting contestant Lynn to reveal she worked an extra on the side.

Lynn disclosed she'd played a market trader on one of the Paddington films, meaning the answer to the film-based question came to her easily.

Bradley was impressed, but Shaun went on to drop a bombshell of his own – he had a cinematic past.

"I was in a film," he said to Bradley. "The Class of Miss MacMichael. I was an extra."

While Shaun has a shaved head on The Chase, the champion quizzer revealed he had a full head of hair during his stint as an extra.

He went on: "You see me in the first five minutes of the film quite a lot. I had a big afro then."

Starring Glenda Jackson and Oliver Reed, the film followed a teacher named Miss MacMichael, who was determined to inspire and educate her students at an inner-city London school.

Directed by Silvio Narizzano, the film received mixed reviews, with many critics taking issue with Oliver Reed's portrayal of stern headmaster Mr Sutton.

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Shaun's name features on the film's IMBD listing, but his role was uncredited, listed simply as "schoolboy".

Six years after it was released in cinemas, Shaun was called to the Bar, getting the ball rolling with his esteemed career as a lawyer and lecturer.

The Chase airs on weekdays at 5pm on ITV.

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