Shaun Wallace

Star of ‘The Chase’ Known as the Dark Destroyer & Winner of Mastermind in 2004

• Chaser Known as The Dark Destroyer on ITV’s The Chase
• Winner of Mastermind 2012
• Ranked 286th in the World Quizzing Championships 2012
• Qualified Barrister Called to the Bar in 1984
• Appeared on Catchphrase, Countdown & The Weakest Link

Television personality best known for his role as the Dark Destroyer on The Chase, Shaun Wallace is one of the UK’s most elite quizzers. As a fountain of knowledge Shaun has been seen on many of the nation’s favourite quiz shows, gaining popularity for brining humour and personality to the structured format of series. Showcasing his talents in a virtual capacity, Shaun takes on the role of quiz master and facilitator with enthusiasm and delivers an entertaining evening for all invovled.

Best recognized for his consistent appearances on The Chase, Shaun has been a key figure in the quiz show’s success for over a decade. Since joining the line up of professional quizzers, Shaun has impressed audiences with his expert knowledge across subjects and has been dubbed the ‘Dark Destroyer’ for his ability to eliminate even the toughest of amateur competitors. Rising to prominence after winning Mastermind in 2004, Shaun has since appeared on Are You an Egghead?, The Weakest Link, and Countdown. In 2012, Shaun proved his dominance when he placed 286th in the World Quizzing Championships.

A trained barrister by profession, Shaun is also committed to educating all ages on the legal industry. Having been called to the Bar in 1984, Shuan has consistently taken part in legal trials and works part time as a lecturer on the subject. Transforming his varied career into an entertaining read, Shaun published his autobiography in 2018 titled ‘Chaing the Dream’.

At events, Shaun has proven himself an asset to organizers wanting to entertain audiences with a quiz hosted by an expert, a skill Shuan puts to the test each week by leading an online quiz over social media. Additionally, through appearances such as in Racism: My Story and speaking engagements, Shaun is uniquely placed to discuss his experience of racism and how a more inclusive culture can be established.

Official Testimonials

Shaun Wallace is regularly booked to engage audiences at virtual events, read their latest feedback below:

“We thoroughly enjoyed having Shaun at Chateau Impney. He is great fun, incredibly approachable and was fantastic with our guests. We have received nothing but compliments about him and I would have no hesitation in having him back.”


“Thank you again for arranging for Shaun to attend, it really added to the evening and he was such a sweet and friendly man.”

Sheffield & District Law Society

“Thanks for your support on this project and please also pass on my thanks to Shaun also, he really pulled it out of the bag for us.”

Charley, The Hut Group

“We really enjoyed having Shaun share his journey and experiences with us on Wednesday. He is an amazing speaker/storyteller and was a great addition to Valtech’s Black History Month”

Hannah, Valtech

“Just wanted to say a huge thank you to yourself and Shaun. I’ve been inundated with so many kind messages about Shaun’s talk (even some marriage proposals for Shaun!). He was absolutely brilliant and I can’t sing his praises enough for the impact he made on the staff that were on the call. He asked me to update him in a year’s time, and I would really like to keep in touch to let him know about the progress we are making. I’m still new in this role and he’s given me so much to consider.”

Natasha, Kindred

“Our students had the best time with Shaun at our All Halls Quiz. He certainly has lots of fans in Leeds and we can’t wait to invite him for an in-person session”

Jemma, University of Leeds

To enquire about Shaun Wallace for your next virtual event or webinar, simply contact The Online Speakers Agency via or call a booking agent on 0203 9317 391.