Jenny Ryan

Jenny Ryan

Professional Quizzer

Official Agent: Craig Latto

Jenny Ryan is a professional quizzer and general knowledge maven. It's her business to know things and to share her knowledge with anybody who will listen.

In 2015 she joined the hallowed team of Chasers on ITV's award-winning teatime hit The Chase, beginning a campaign of crushing contestants' dreams of a new kitchen or holiday to Florida. Nicknamed ‘The Vixen’ and ‘The Bolton Brainiac’ by host Bradley Walsh, she intimidates millions over their oven chips on a daily basis.

Jenny can also be seen as The Vixen in the ITV The Chase spin-off Beat The Chasers; currently in its fourth series challenging contestants to take on two, three, four or all five Chasers at once.

Before becoming a public-facing knowledge hound, Jenny was a behind-the-scenes knowledge hound as a writer and researcher on shows including QI and The Weakest Link. Even further back you might have seen her on quiz shows such as University Challenge (University of Leeds, semi-finalist 2002-03), Mastermind and Only Connect (as a member of series champions ‘The Gamblers’).

Jenny is a hugely talented singer and musician. She sings and plays the ukulele with the band Nanukes of The North. Jenny and her fellow Chasers were thrilled to be the winners of BBC1's Let's Sing & Dance For Comic Relief performing a medley from the Wizard Of Oz. She appeared on ITV's The Nightly Show singing and performing How Am I Supposed To Live Without You on her ukulele.

In 2019 Jenny showed off her vocal ability as she took to the stage for the first series of The X Factor: Celebrity. She wowed both the judges and the audience and made it all the way to the final.

 
Jenny Ryan

TV Credits

  • The Chase - ITV
  • Beat The Chasers - ITV
  • The X Factor: Celebrity - ITV
  • Celebrity MasterChef - BBC1
  • The Nightly Show - ITV
  • Let's Sing & Dance For Comic Relief - BBC1
  • This Morning - ITV
  • BBC Breakfast - BBC1
  • University Challenge - BBC2
  • Fifteen To One - Channel 4
  • Weakest Link - BBC1
  • The National Lottery: Come & Have A Go - BBC1
  • Mastermind - BBC2
  • Only Connect - BBC4

Radio

  • The Afternoon Edition - BBC Radio 5 Live
  • Woman's Hour - BBC Radio 4
  • Heather Stott Show - BBC Radio Manchester