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Kate Howard who runs stall at Gravesend Market is on The Chase with Bradley Walsh

By Lynn Cox

A market stall holder will be appearing on quiz show The Chase this evening.

Kate Howard, runs the Aunties Treasures stall at Gravesend Borough Market and was urged to apply to go on the show by her young nephew George.

Mrs Howard, 52, was watching the show with him in the summer last year when he told her she should go on it.

Kate Howard, 52, left, is one The Chase this evening (5861863)
Kate Howard, 52, left, is one The Chase this evening (5861863)

She said: "George was eight at the time and said to me 'you know everything' so for a laugh we applied there and then."

Then shortly afterwards Mrs Howard was manning her stall when she received a phone call from the show.

She added: "I was interviewed as I sat in the market and then they ask you general questions and a little test and I passed with flying colours and got through to the next stage."

Mrs Howard, of Windmill Hill, Gravesend, has one son and has run her stall which sells antiques and vintage wares for the past two years.

She later went up to the studios in the South Bank in London for more general knowledge tests and interviews.

Kate at her stall, Aunties Treasures earlier today (5862050)
Kate at her stall, Aunties Treasures earlier today (5862050)

She then took part in a mock up show with 11 other would-be contestants and though she had not got through.

Mrs Howard said: "I thought I'd messed it up but I was one of three who were picked to go on the show.

"That was in September last year and then I had to wait for a date for filming."

She was called back to London on September 7 this year to film the show, but is remaining tight-lipped about whether she walked away with any cash and is refusing to tell which Chaser she faced.

"I thought I'd messed it up but I was one of three who were picked to go on the show." Kate Howard

She added: "It was mad. I was so nervous, but everyone was so nice.

"I walked onto the set and I actually felt like I was on the show it was incredible. It felt like I really was on the telly.

"Bradley was lovely and gives my mum Beryl a name drop during the show and honestly everyone is so nice to you."

Her family are getting together later this evening to watch the show together at a friend's home.

However, Mrs Howard says her relatives will be watching it and cheering her on, but she will be hiding in another room.

She said: "It was really good, but I think I will hide in another room while I am on."

The show is on ITV at 5pm.

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