“And the results have been notable.”
In July 2019, the quizzer took to Twitter to confirm his diagnosis.
He wrote: “I have Parkinson’s disease. I will fight this with every breath I have.”
A man of many talents, Paul is also a former general practitioner, as well as a successful stand-up comedian.
His medical knowledge has regularly proved useful, not just for answering questions, but for explaining complicated medical jargon to baffled contestants.
Beat The Chasers returns at 9pm on ITV from May 3 to 7.