​Someone's Worked Out The Real Reason Mark Labbett From 'The Chase' Is Called 'The Beast'

You may recognise Mark Labbett as the man who goes by 'The Beast' on ITV game show The Chase, who's been a popular fixture of the programme since 2009 and has since appeared in US and Aussie spin-offs.

Anne also appeared on ITV's Loose Women to talk about life behind that mask of 'The Governess', and viewers were shocked and surprised when the 59-year-old walked onto the stage in a flowing, bright top, make-up and flowery earrings.

Anne told the panel: "You can't imagine how much I don't miss the suit. I don't know if I'd say I hate it. I love doing The Chase, it's been fantastic, I hope it goes on being fantastic. But that is not what I'd have chosen to wear."

She also revealed that 'The Governess' wasn't the first title that the programme would bestow on her: "Originally, I was going to be called The Headmistress and during rehearsals Brad kept saying The Governess instead. I asked if I could change it to that - it's more kinky.

"A headteacher has a board of governors and OFSTED. A governess is a free agent."


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Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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