Carol Vorderman reassured fans Mark Labbett’s remark on her ‘tangible assets’ during The Chase spin-off was just ‘a bit of a laugh’ after some of his followers dubbed it ‘creepy’.
The former Countdown maths whizz appeared on a celebrity special of Beat The Chasers on Tuesday night, alongside Joel Dommett, Adrian Chiles, Samia Longchambon and Simon Weston.
But some of those watching weren’t impressed with a comment made on social media by Mark aka The Beast whilst Carol played for charity.
He wrote: ‘I don’t know what is more impressive about @carolvorders, her intellect or her more tangible assets #superstar #BeatTheChasers.’
Mark, 56, was soon criticised, with some believing it was ‘a bit creepy and sexist’.
In response, Carol, 61, wrote ‘…you beast you’ alongside a crazy-eyed emoji.
Shortly after his original post, Mark tweeted an apology her way: ‘So sorry @carolvorders #BeatTheChasers.’
‘I forgive you, my Beast bud….but don’t do it again,’ she said on the night, with clearly no bad blood between the pair.
After the remark left some viewers shocked, Carol further reassured them she and Mark are good pals and ‘always take the mick out of each other.
Posting a link to a story on the matter, she said on Twitter: ‘Well the Beast and I are having a bit of a laugh over this as he is a good buddy of mine
‘We always take the mick out of each other.’
She went on to compliment Bradley Walsh’s hosting skills, adding: ‘All hail the Beast @MarkLabbett and thank you Bradders and the gang for such a great show x.’
On the night, viewers were a little freaked out by Mark’s comment, with one writing: ‘Really? This is 2022, not 1972! A bit creepy and sexist.’
‘Bit creepy!’ another added.
Carol faced all of the six chasers during the episode, including Anne Hegerty, Jenny Ryan, Paul Sinha, Shaun Wallace, Darragh Ennis and Mark.
Her infamous intellect failed her on the night though as the former Countdown star walked away with just £1k for her chosen charity, the Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA).
Beat The Chasers can be streamed in full on the ITV Hub now.
Credit: Original article published here.