Mark Labbett denied ‘throwing’ a question (Picture: ITV)
The Chase star Mark Labbett has denied ever ‘throwing a question’ after there were claims that the recent celebrity special had been ‘fixed’.
The 55-year-old, who’s nicknamed ‘The Beast’ was accused by some viewers of purposefully getting some questions wrong when taking on broadcaster John Inverdale, tennis coach Judy Murray, acting legend Bernard Cribbins and TV presenter Scarlett Moffatt.
Taking to Twitter, Mark hit back: ‘Never thrown a question, never will #thechase if you think I did, then please unfollow me and never tweet me again :(‘.
The Chaser lost out to the celebs on the Final Chase, with the team racking up £22,000, which amounted to £5,500 for each of their chosen charities.
Mark has been a Chaser on the show, which is hosted by Bradley Walsh, for a whopping 11 years, joining in 2009.
Most recently, Chasers Jenny Ryan (The Vixen) and Fingers On Buzzers podcast co-host Lucy Porter gave Metro.co.uk their top tips to train your brain.
While there’s no silver bullet, Jenny explained that the secret is to find out your own way of learning: ‘The trick for me is learning your own learning style and being comfortable with it.
‘I think a lot of people, especially of a certain generation were taught that you learn things by rote, you’re given a list of French vocabulary to learn by Monday morning or something.
John, Judy, Bernard, and Scarlett won the episode (Picture: ITV)
‘That’s easy for some people because their brain’s structured that way. But other people have to figure out a way of taking in that knowledge and then being able to recall it.
‘So I don’t have the traditional way of learning quiz facts like some of my colleagues from The Chase do – they like to read about things and it sticks whereas I like to take part in things, so I will consume the media that they’re reading the Wikipedia article about, like what’s new on Netflix, and I’m watching Netflix.’
We’re definitely trying this out!
Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for Mark Labbett and The Chase for further comment.
The Chase: Celebrity Special continues tonight at 5pm on ITV.
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