The Chase's Shaun Wallace hits back at NZ & Aussie after change in his quiz show name

Must See 30/07/2020

Shaun 'The Dark Destroyer' Wallace has spoken out, saying that he is "proud" to be called 'The Dark Destroyer' despite his name being changed to 'The Destroyer' in Aussie and NZ.

“It was actually Bradley who started to call me The Dark Destroyer, and there was absolutely no side or sinister reason behind it,” he told The Sun on Sunday.

In Australia and New Zealand, Wallace is simply known as ‘The Destroyer’ with dark dropped from his nickname over fears of racial undertones, The Sun and Stuff NZ reported.

“So no, Britain may be less PC, but guess what? I am proud to be black,” Wallace said.

“If ITV were to ask me, or consider changing it, then I would tell them this, ‘I am proud to be black, I am proud to be dark. I want the name to stay as it is’.

“And because of my intellect – and I destroy people because of my intellect – then so be it. That’s the way I use the term the Dark Destroyer, and I am not offended. And I hope other people aren’t offended either.”