Shaun Wallace

Shaun Wallace

Shaun Wallace is best known for being The Dark Destroyer on the TV quiz show The Chase (2009-). His TV quizzing started in 2004 when he appeared on Mastermind, and since then he has appeared on a number of high-profile shows including Countdown (2019), Catchphrase (2019), and The Weakest Link (2001).

Alongside his quizzing, Shaun is a barrister at Great James Street Chambers, having been called to the Bar in 1984. He has taken part in hearings at the Old Bailey, and at several magistrates’ courts in England, Wales, and Scotland. He is also a member of the South Eastern Criminal Bar Association. Owing to his heritage, he has been a member of the Jamaican Bar since 1999.

Alongside his TV exploits, he is an active keynote speaker, especially in the area of social enterprise and education aimed at inspiring young disadvantaged audiences to fulfil their dreams. He is often hired to speak at Black History Month events where he offers up his own experience with racism.

To book Shaun Wallace call UK talent agent Great British Speakers on 01753 439289

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At Harrop Fold, we have a very diverse community, and in keeping with Black History month, we were lucky enough to have Shaun Wallace deliver a live broadcast to our entire school. Shaun was everything we as educators look for in speakers, inspirational and resilient. All of our staff and students thoroughly enjoyed what Shaun had to say and would love to welcome him to the school in the future. Thank you, Shaun.
Harrop Fold

We thoroughly enjoyed having Shaun at Chateau Impney.  He is great fun, incredibly approachable and was fantastic with our guests.  We have received nothing but compliments about him and I would have no hesitation in having him back.
Chateau Impney

Our students had the best time with Shaun at our All Halls Quiz. He certainly has lots of fans in Leeds and we can’t wait to invite him for an in-person session.
Jemma, University of Leeds

It was a wonderful opportunity to have Shaun speak at Chaucer’s first-ever Black History Month celebration. In fact, he was our very first guest of the celebration. He was inspiring, knowledgeable and spoke many truths about the history and current position of people of colour in the UK… Overall, we were very happy to have had Shaun as a speaker at our event.
Shirley, Chaucer

I’ve been inundated with so many kind messages about Shaun’s talk (even some marriage proposals for Shaun!). He was absolutely brilliant and I can’t sing his praises enough for the impact he made on the staff that were on the call. He asked me to update him in a year’s time, and I would really like to keep in touch to let him know about the progress we are making. I’m still new in this role and he’s given me so much to consider.
Natasha, Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Specialist, Kindred

We really enjoyed having Shaun share his journey and experiences with us on Wednesday. He is an amazing speaker/storyteller and was a great addition to Valtech’s Black History Month.
Hannah, Valtech

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