The Chase fans say ITV quiz is ‘unfair’ as Mark Labbett claims victory ‘Does anyone win?’
The Chase: Contestant Kim takes on Mark Labbett
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ITV viewers tuned in to see Kieran, Jo, Kim and Gary make up today’s team on The Chase. As for who was in the Chaser hot seat, it was the turn of Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett and as usual, he was on fine form. The show’s third-best quizzer had to catch up several of the contestants during their head to heads but made up for it with a stellar final performance. With only 15 steps to beat, The Beast stormed ahead and claimed another victory leaving those watching at home questioning whether a team on the quiz show was ever going to win in this series.
Kieran kicked off the show by answering five questions correctly in his cashbuilder and after a tempting high offer from The Beast, he stuck with his winnings.
It came to a point when the contestant had chosen several of the right answers and Mark hadn’t, meaning there was a five-step gap on the board between them.
But within no time, Mark had caught him up and it was a nail-biting moment when Kieran finally scraped through.
The second player, Jo managed to accumulate £4,000 in her cashbuilder but Mark eliminated her from the game fairly quickly.
Kim then scored six in the quick fire round of questions from Bradley Walsh and despite an eye-watering £36,000 from The Beast for a step closer to him on the board, she stuck with £6,000 and added it to the jackpot.
Finally, it was the turn of Gary and he managed to answer the most amount of questions.
Despite conflicting advice from his fellow teammates he stuck with the middle offer of £7,000 and made it back.
Together, they then competed in the final round which saw them only answer 12 questions, giving them a 15 step head start.
While there was one opportunity to pushback – which Bradley helped them with the answer on – it made no difference.
With 46 seconds left on the clock, Mark caught them and Bradley revealed the team needed another 11 questions to catch the quizmaster out at the speed he was going.
They were just one team, in a long line who walked away empty-handed.
Taking to Twitter to comment, one said: “Swear #TheChase isn’t as fair as it used to be. People used to stand a chance, now it feels a bit more fixed. Don’t know might just be me…just seems chasers get easier questions now.”
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“#TheChase is a con really isn’t it? The final anyway. More than one contestant and they have to buzz in to then answer, taking time off the clock. The chaser doesn’t have to do that. When they only win by a few seconds, it makes all the difference.,” someone else mentioned.
“Does anyone every win on #TheChase anymore!” One wrote.
A third added: “#TheChase across the series, 26% of teams win, with an average of 19 points. Anne Hegerty- the Governess-has the highest strike rate of any Chaser. Just saying.”
“Does anyone else think The Chase is past it’s sell-by date now? It is all too predictable that the Chasers win comfortably virtually every game #TheChase,” a tweet read.
Meanwhile, another questioned: “Is there ever an episode of #thechase when the team actually beat the chaser?”
It comes after yesterday’s show when the newest Chaser, Darragh ‘The Menace’ Ennis also claimed victory.
He caught the two players in the final with a whole minute to spare.
The Chase airs weekdays a 5.30pm on ITV.
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