A new episode of The Chase escalated very quickly, as Mark Labbett has some choice words for viewers at home.
Presenter Bradley Walsh welcomed contestants Lesley, Ellie, Rob and James. Once Lesley was eliminated, it soon became Ellie’s turn to go head-to-head with the Chaser.
However she managed to answer two questions correctly and secured just £2,000 to take her into the face-off with The Beast.
Ellie opted to accept Mark’s lower offer of £1,000 and an extra step to take back to her team.
Already anticipating the viewers reactions at home, Mark was quick to put assumptions to rest.
He said: ‘I know this is a risky thing to say but I am going to say it. For those people sitting at home screaming, never go for the low, well, you’re idiots!
‘£1,000 is the right thing here’, he added.
While fans saw the funny side to Mark’s outburst, others were less than thrilled with his word choice.
It looked like Mark was correct as Ellie managed to make it through to the Final Chase.
When a relieved Ellie walked off the stage, a smug Mark couldn’t resist and asked everyone: ‘Hands up who thinks she should have taken the one rather than the £32,000?’ which left everyone and Bradley Walsh raising their hands in agreement.
It’s not the first time things have got a bit tense on the show, with Bradley recently hitting out at a tough question given to the contestants.
Contestant Jill was the first player to face-off against Shaun Wallace – aka The Dark Destroyer – on a recent episode and had given two correct answers before being thrown off course with a tricky history question.
Reading it out, Bradley asked: ‘In what year were the princes in the tower thought to had died? A. 1463, B. 1473, or C. 1483.’
Immediately noticing the small time frame between each choice, Bradley fumed: ‘What sort of a question is that? Give us a chance! You could have said 1363, 14 something and 15 something!’
The Chase airs weekdays on ITV at 5pm.
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