It seems it is simply a case of episode scheduling which explains why the new Chaser has been absent from the show this year.
Having seen how confused viewers were over him being missing from proceedings, Darragh recently took to Twitter to address his fans.
In view of his 12,300 followers, the quizmaster wrote: “Sigh. I’ve not been sacked,” as he made a lighthearted quip.
“The nature of random scheduling means sometimes we don’t have a show air for a little while, and sometimes we’re on two or three times in a week,” he added.