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”.

A statement released by the network said the time off was for Andrew to “manage and recover from a health issue”.

In April 2019, O’Keefe took an eight-week break after suffering an ’emotional collapse’ when his marriage ended.

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.