Give Cheryl Toh (Tiger Mum) her introduction video on The Chase Australia!

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Give Cheryl Toh (Tiger Mum) her introduction video on The Chase Australia!

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Jennifer Ong started this petition to The Chase Australia and

Dear ITV Australia and The Chase Australia,

As I’ve seen more and more episodes of The Chase Australia, I have noticed that something is amiss. Before Andrew O’Keefe reveals the Chaser, I see all these lovely introduction videos of every Chaser – except for Cheryl.

As a young Asian woman, I am glad to see Cheryl Toh (Tiger Mum) cast as a Chaser. Apart from Poh Ling Yeow in MasterChef and a few other Asians on cooking shows, Asians are very underrepresented in the media. Seeing Cheryl on TV sends a positive message – that an Asian woman can be strong, confident, assertive, intelligent and do as well as their white male counterparts.

Although Cheryl is technically a ‘guest’ Chaser, in newer episodes of The Chase Australia filmed this year, Anne and Mark are still shown on the Chaser board daily in their introduction videos, despite the fact that it is impossible for them to appear anytime soon in new episodes due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. As much as Anne and Mark are loved, it is not fair or inclusive for Cheryl to be excluded from the Chaser board every single episode. Furthermore, excluding Cheryl is highly inconsistent treatment on ITV’s part, and at worst, comes across as tokenistic and discriminatory especially during 2020 where racial equality has become a major topic for everyone to reflect on. Darragh Ennis, the newest Chaser on The Chase UK was given his own introduction video, before he even made his first appearance.

It is HIGH TIME that ITV Australia starts treating Cheryl as a regular Chaser, not just merely a “substitute” or “guest.” Cheryl has spent 2 years on air, bent over backwards to help The Chase Australia produce new episodes this year, and plenty of filming for Beat the Chasers, which I highly doubt would have gone ahead with only Brydon, Issa and Matt, proving that she is an essential member of the team. Cheryl deserves more recognition, and certainly a feature on the Chaser board every day.

As a matter of fact, Cheryl is currently the only Australian female Chaser.

On behalf of viewers of The Chase Australia, especially Asian viewers, I strongly suggest that an introduction video is made for Cheryl, our lovely Tiger Mum. It is only fair that Cheryl is recognised for the positive influence she makes on The Chase Australia, and for being a positive role model to viewers, especially Asians who watch Australian TV.

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