Manorbier’s Lloyd Davies and Guide Dog Harvey on ITV’s The Chase

Wednesday 23rd February 2022 9:20 am
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Lloyd Davies on the set of The Chase with guide dog Harvey in harness, plus quizmaster Bradley Walsh
Lloyd Davies on the set of The Chase with guide dog Harvey in harness, plus quizmaster Bradley Walsh (Pic. The Chase, weekdays on ITV at 5 pm and on the ITV Hub. )

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Lloyd Davies, a Carmarthenshire County Council Trainee Rehabilitation Officer, originally from Manorbier, appears on ITV’s The Chase tomorrow, Thursday, February 24, at 5 pm.

Lloyd, a keen quizzer, travelled to Elstree Studios in London to take part in the popular prime time quiz show. He was accompanied by his guide dog, Harvey, a three-year-old labradoodle.

“Everyone made a fuss of Harvey, including the host, Bradley Walsh,” Lloyd told Guide Dogs Cymru. “He introduced us both by name.

“I let the producers know beforehand that I would have my guide dog with me and they were really accommodating. They explained where the obstacles were on set and Harvey was able to lie at my feet while I faced the Chaser. It wasn’t too hot, and Harvey had plenty of water.”

Lloyd, 28, is a sports enthusiast and no stranger to the spotlight. He competes in Disabled Strongman events and recently sledge-pulled 250kg in weight – more than eight Harveys!

Lloyd enjoys his job as a Trainee Rehabilitation Officer for visually impaired people with Carmarthenshire County Council. He said: “When I lost my eyesight I just couldn’t understand why this had happened to me, and never imagined being able to live a full and normal life again. But I was so wrong, and I’ve thought back to that horrible time in my life so many times since then and wished so much that I could help and reassure other people in that situation. As cheesy as it sounds, I feel like I’ve found my purpose.”

Tune in to The Chase (ITV at 5 pm and on the ITV Hub) to find out how Lloyd and Harvey got on.

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