The Chase sees four contestants take on one of Britain’s brightest quiz brains and today, the show was back for a celebrity edition. Mark Labbett was hoping to keep the players at bay but today saw the famous faces hoping to take away a share of £140,000 for their chosen charities in a record-breaking instalment. However, they unfortunately lost out, leaving viewers in meltdown.
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The ITV show airs every weekday and sees four members of the public take on one of The Chasers in order to try and win a substantial amount of money.
From time to time, there are some special episodes of the fan-favourite show and today saw some celebrities take on The Beast.
Former Time Lord Colin Baker, Hollyoaks star Chelsee Healey, comedian Alex Horne and Paralympian David Weir were hoping to outrun Mark and take home some money for their chosen charities.
Up first was Doctor Who star Colin, who threw a huge curveball after his cash builder, shocking his fellow players.
He had an impressive cash builder, leading Mark to make him a generous high offer which he couldn’t turn down.
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The player opted to take the £50,000 offer he had been given from out of the three sums of money to choose from by The Chaser.
Colin played well and subsequently made it back to his team and comfortably through to the Final Chase, which took some of the pressure off of his teammates.
Up next was actress Chelsee, who built up a respectable £3,000 in her first quick-fire round, and The Beast tried to lure her into the high offer once more.
Not wanting to miss out on the chance to get back to her team, she opted for the low offer of £1,000 and joined Colin back at the podium.
David made a similar move and also took the low offer, making it back to the team, meaning they now had £52,000 secured to play for.
Finally, it was Alex’s turn to take on Mark and he displayed some impressive knowledge, racking up seven correct answers in his cash builder.
However, when it was time for The Beast to deal him out the offers, he teased: “Let’s make it more interesting – more precisely the biggest pot we’ve ever played for!”
Mark offered Alex a whopping £88,000 and he was immediately tempted by the huge sum, telling host Bradley Walsh: “It’s my lucky number as well £88,000.”
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His team urged him to go for it, and Alex revealed: “My wife’s Northern Irish and when she says 88 it sounds like idiot, so I’m going to go for idiot thousand!”
The player managed to keep his cool and managed to make it back to his team, with Mark revealing: “Well done, you kept your nerve. We’re now going to play for the largest sum ever on the British version of The Chase.”
Unfortunately, the players felt the pressure in the last round and only got 18 steps ahead and Mark caught them with ease, meaning they lost out on the huge sum of money.
Viewers were quick to comment on the victory with some saying Mark’s questions appeared to be easier as one wrote on Twitter: “#thechase Could The Chaser have had any easier questions? ie what number is in the chemical symbol for water?”