The Chase viewers know the show sometimes likes have a laugh and pick the line up of contestants based on a connection between their names.
Tuesday’s team was made up of Archie, Louis, Charlotte and George, and people tuning in from home spotted what they had in common instantly.
Of course, they are names of all the Queen’s great grandchildren: Prince Archie is the son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle – while George, Charlotte and Louis are the children of Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Missing from the line-up was the newest granddaughter Lilibet Diana, who Prince Harry and Meghan welcomed on June 4 this year, but The Chase usually has four people to a team and/or struggled to find a Lilibet (it is the royals’ family nickname for the Queen after all).
It took host Bradley Walsh a moment to cotton on as he chatted to contestant George, who was the first up to face chaser Anne Hegerty, aka The Governess.
She said: ‘You haven’t worked out what all these people have in common, have you?’
‘Oh have I done it again?’ the TV star said before reeling off the names and having a think.
After mistakenly thinking it was One Direction (Louis threw him off) Anne reminded him: ‘Think about Prince Charles’.
The penny dropped and Bradley said: ‘Archie, Louis, Charlotte and George, the kids. Harry’s lad, then Louis, Charlotte and George, William’s kids.’
‘So adorable I may puke,’ Anne joked.
Keen eyed viewers, however, noticed almost straight away and shared the excitement on Twitter.
— AlisonðŸŒ»Mason (@ecozh5) September 7, 2021
— Colleen Halsall ðŸ’ž (@colleen_halsall) September 7, 2021
All the Royal grandkids! #thechase
— Olivia ðŸŒ· (@livalittlex_) September 7, 2021
— KerrySouthworth (@kerrymarie) September 7, 2021
— Toria (@toriaa_h) September 7, 2021
ha! no way the four people on the chase are the royal kids!
— charlotte ðŸŽ³ (@iicarusnouis) September 7, 2021
— James Roberts (@JamesRoberts330) September 7, 2021
Blimey, the children of the Royal Family have all grown up already. #TheChase ðŸ‘‘ðŸ‘‘ðŸ‘‘ðŸ‘‘ðŸ¤¯
— Anthony (@Bjorneo) September 7, 2021
The right royal team unfortunately failed to beat the Chaser as she easily caught up to them in the final round, losing them over £12,000 worth of prize money.
The Chase airs weekdays from 5pm on ITV.
Credit: Original article published here.