Production on the 2020 season of popular Channel 7 show ‘The Chase’ has been suspended as host Andrew O’Keefe takes time off to manage his personal and health issues.

Filming was due to commence this week in Melbourne but Seven has now confirmed ‘“Production on The Chase is to be held over for a couple of months.’’

It is not expected viewers will notice the delay as there is a substantial amount of episodes recorded that have not yet been seen by the audience.

The Chase airs 5PM weekdays on Channel 7.