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Paul Sinha leads tributes after learning The Chase contestant Pete Green died in house fire

Pete Green appeared on ITV’s The Chase on Monday night, filmed before his death this summer (Picture: ITV)

The Chase viewers were heartbroken tonight as they learned contestant Paul Green died in a house fire earlier this year. 

Green, also known as Pete Travis, appeared on Monday’s episode alongside fellow contestants Tom, Estelle and Jessica.

He introduced himself to Bradley Walsh as a 72-year-old medieval trader from Norfolk.

However, tributes immediately began pouring in as locals recognised Green and revealed he had died this summer.

Paying tribute, Sinha – one of the game show’s Chasers – tweeted: ‘Saddened to hear that Pete from today’s Chase has since passed away in horrible circumstances. A true gentleman, a warm, engaging and thoroughly entertaining opponent.’

One of Sinha’s followers commented: ‘Pete was the Town Crier and lived about 500m from my house. It was a great shock to the local community. He had a great send off with a horse drawn  procession through the town centre, with his family and Steam Punk friends following.’

The TV star replied: ‘That is really lovely to hear,Audrey. X.’

 

One viewer who was a local in Green’s area of Wymondham, tweeted: ‘This man was well known in a local town and sadly passed away in a house fire a few months ago.’

Another viewer commented: ‘What a loss. He seemed a character and the chase was one of the best.’

‘Ahh so very sad, I watched this evening and seemed a lovely chap and character,’ one said.

Another weighed in: ‘That’s so sad-what a character from my neck of the woods.’

The Eastern Daily Press reported that Green had died in a blaze at his house on June 27.

Green’s family paid tribute and said in a statement: ‘You touched so many lives and leave us all with the fondest memories, which will carry us through the tough times ahead.

‘A much-loved character across Wymondham, re-enactment and steampunk communities to name but a few. Father of four, grandfather to eight, and companion to Kiki the Jack Russell. You will be sorely missed.’

Green was also a town crier and became a history-making councillor when he was elected to the town council in 2019, representing a political party of his own founding.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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