AUSSIE quizzer Issa Schultz took the reigns from Chaser favourite Anne Hegerty when she caught Covid in March.
He flew from Brisbane to take the spot on Beat the Chasers, but who is The Supernerd?
Who is Issa Schultz?
The Supernerd chaser is best known for being on The Chase Australia.
Issa was born in Cornwall, England on March 1, 1984.
The family moved to Australia in 1995, settling in Queensland.
His name means Jesus in Arabic and he was named after a best friend of his parents from when they lived in Qatar in the 1970s.
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Issa jumped at the opportunity to work on Beat the Chasers, taking over from Anne Hegerty – a fellow chaser on the Aussie version of the show.
Issa told The Sun's TV Mag: "I got a last-minute call to step into The Governess’s cold and chilly shoes.
"What a delight. It was close to 1am Brisbane time – I’m a night owl and my Australian boss said to the UK bosses: ‘Just call him, he’ll be up.’
"And then I was on the plane, I think it was close to 9am that very morning.
"As they say, the show must go on! I’d be foolish not to do it."
What TV shows has he been on?
Issa stars as The Supernerd on The Chase Australia and has done since 2015.
He has now got another Chase show under his belt with Beat The Chasers.
These aren't the only gameshows Issa has starred in though.
He also appeared on Australian game show The Rich List in 2009, on which he won $200,000.
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The Supernerd has also taken on Who wants to be a millionaire? and The Einstein Factor.
Branching out from quizzing, Issa also took part in Hell's Kitchen Australia in a celebrity special.
Is Issa married and does he have children?
Issa has not been public about a relationship.
It is not known if he is married or dating anyone but it is believed he is single.
Since being back in the UK, Issa has posted photos on Instagram with his family, including nieces and nephews, but no children of his own.
What quizzing championships has he won?
Chaser Issa is no stranger to quizzing as he has won the Australian Quizzing Championships eight times.
He is the current reigning champion, having won in 2020 and 2021.
On top of this Issa is the seven times pairs champion, winning every year between 2012 and 2017.
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Issa reclaimed his quizzing pairs crown in 2020 with five-time winner Michael Logue.
In 2020, Issa placed 23rd in the World Quizzing Championship.
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