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TELLY fun­ny­man Bradley Walsh says pro­duc­ers on The Chase de­lib­er­ately set sugges­tive ques­tions to make him crack up.

They throw in names such as “Willy Wakker” and “Fanny Ch­me­lar” to get him laugh­ing.

Bradley’s gig­gles are al­ways a big hit with view­ers – but they cause chaos be­hind the scenes.

The 57-year-old said: “I don’t crack up laugh­ing too of­ten. But when I do it’s very funny. I start to go and then I can’t gather my­self. I try to con­tinue read­ing the ques­tions but by the time I get to the next one I’m gone. I’ll be try­ing to speak but I can’t.

“I get caught un­awares. The ques­tion set­ters de­lib­er­ately try to catch me out.

“They got me with Willy Wakker and Fanny Ch­le­mar. And things like Cho­co­late Salty Balls. I’m more wise to it these days. I can al­most tell with any ques­tion what the al­ter­na­tive an­swers might be.”

Bradley’s fits of laugh­ter are a night­mare for the pro­duc­tion team when they hap­pen dur­ing a timed round.

The most com­mon time to trig­ger the gig­gles is dur­ing the Cash Builder when con­tes­tants have a minute to cor­rectly an­swer as many ques­tions as pos­si­ble.

Bradley said: “If they say some­thing

■ CHAOS: Brad’s laugh­ter is a night­mare for his TV crew

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