'The Chase' Star Paul Sinha Announces New Year Engagement To Mystery Boyfriend

The Chase star Paul 'The Sinnerman' Sinha has proudly announced his engagement after proposing to his mystery boyfriend.

The popular TV brainbox, 48, took to Twitter to share the news, explaining that his other half accepted the proposal before adding a comedic remark (because he does stand up).

Paul Sinha has announced his engagement to mystery boyfriend. Credit: Twitter/@paulsinha
Paul Sinha has announced his engagement to mystery boyfriend. Credit: Twitter/@paulsinha

He was inundated with comments from people offering their congratulations, with one fan writing: "Congratulations! He took the higher offer, then x."

Another added: "For you the chase is over..." and a third commented: "Fuck the diet. You're getting married! Congratulations!"

Even the show's official Twitter account sent a message to him, which appropriately read: "Congratulations Paul!"

The Mirror reported that back in July 2017 Paul confirmed that he was dating someone who steers clear of the spotlight. He also said that the relationship was a polyamorous one.

Speaking to GuysLikeU, he said: "I am happy with a boyfriend. We are in an open relationship, but can't say more than that.

"One of the advantages of being gay is that there is no traditional template for how you are meant to engage with your partner.

Paul with fellow quizzers, Jenny Ryan and Anne Hegerty attending the National Television Awards. Credit: PA
Paul with fellow quizzers, Jenny Ryan and Anne Hegerty attending the National Television Awards. Credit: PA

"Hetero relationships are supposedly based on the idea of procreation and offering a loving environment for your children, therefore by definition would mean monogamy.

"Being gay we can make our own template that works for us."

It was during an episode of The Chase when audiences discovered that he was gay but Paul said he assumed everyone knew already.

He added: "I have been on the show six years and I have made lots of references to being gay. But they mysteriously never made the edit."

Paul Sinha performing at the War on Want Comedy Gig, at the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire in west London. Credit: PA
Paul Sinha performing at the War on Want Comedy Gig, at the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire in west London. Credit: PA

When he was asked about marriage back in 2017, it seems Paul had very different ideas for himself and his relationship.

He explained: "Marriage is not for me either. I am passionately in support of it but it's not for me. I couldn't put my Hindu parents through the rigmarole of gay marriage.

"They have been so amazing and so great and so supportive - when I told them I had a boyfriend they were like, 'Thank the lord for that!'"

Paul qualified as a General Practitioner in the 1990s and worked as a junior gynaecologist in London, where he started to perform stand-up.

He joined the ITV show in 2011 as the fourth 'Chaser' where he is fondly nicknamed 'The Sinnerman', 'The Smiling Assassin' and 'Sarcasm in a Suit'.

Congratulations, Paul!

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd is a Journalist at LADbible. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class BA in Journalism. Becky previously worked as Chief Reporter at Cavendish Press, supplying news and feature stories to national newspapers and women's magazines.

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