Jenny Ryan is an English quizzer, singer, and television personality, prominently featured as one of the six chasers on the ITV game show The Chase.
Age: 41 years
Height: 1.70 m
Weight: 72 kg
Full name: Jenny Alexis Ryan
Born: 2 April 1982
Birthplace: Bolton, United Kingdom
Spouse: Alan McCredie
Profession: Singer and TV personality
Jenny’s parents are John Ryan and Maz Ryan. In her family, there are two brothers and two sisters. Louise Ryan is her elder sister, and Adam Ryan is her younger brother.
Jenny Ryan is married to Alan McCredie, who works as a photographer.
Jenny Ryan and her husband, Alan McCredie, are parents to two children. However, she has chosen not to disclose their names to the public.
Ryan made her debut in the quiz show scene on University Challenge, contributing to the University of Leeds reaching the semi-finals in 2003. Her presence extended to Mastermind in 2006, where she selected the American television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer as her specialized subject. She was featured in both series of Are You an Egghead? in 2008 and 2009. Notably, she achieved success on Only Connect as a member of the victorious team, The Gamblers, in the third series of the show in 2010.
Beyond her winning streak, Ryan has showcased her versatility, making appearances on shows like Fifteen to One and Weakest Link, and serving as a QI Elf. Her journey as a question writer for game shows paved the way for her role as a chaser on The Chase, starting in 2015. Anne Hegerty recommended her for the position, given their shared quiz team experience where Ryan served as captain. On The Chase, she earned the moniker “The Vixen,” a title coined by Bradley Walsh, alluding to her distinctive red hair, freckles, and ponytail. She’s also affectionately known as “The Bolton Brainiac.”
In 2017, Ryan, alongside other chasers, triumphed in Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic Relief with a Wizard of Oz medley. In 2018, she co-launched the podcast Fingers On Buzzers with comedian Lucy Porter, delving into the world of quiz and game shows. Her varied talents extended to Celebrity MasterChef in July 2019 and The X Factor: Celebrity in October 2019, where she initially faced elimination but was later reinstated due to viewer outcry. Eventually, she reached the final and secured a commendable third place.
Beyond her quiz show prowess, Ryan showcases her musical abilities by playing the ukulele.
Jenny Ryan Songs
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 2019
- The Edge of Glory2019
- Euphoria 2019
- Skyfall 2019
- Rise Like a Phoenix 2019
- This Is My Life 2019
Jenny boasts an impressive net worth of £3.2 million.