The Chase Hit By New 'Fix' Accusations Thanks To Bradley Walsh

For a game show that can only be described as a bit of light entertainment, The Chase sure has run into a lot of controversy of late.

It was only several months back that viewers were left reeling after spotting the countdown clock seemed to freeze on the last second, and now the ITV show is facing fresh allegations that host Bradley Walsh has been working against the contestants.

Now for those of you who have never watched it, The Chase is a quiz show where contestants play against a professional quizzer known as the Chaser, who attempts to prevent them from winning a cash prize.

In recent times, viewers have made claims that Bradley has a sneaky way of helping the Chaser - by reading out their questions twice as fast in a bid to ensure the network doesn't have to fork out the money.

In last night's episode, contestants Bill, Laura, Emma and Gabriel all faced Chaser Mark Labbett in the final to win £23,000. The Chaser, Mark Labbett, had to reach their goal of 17 answers before the clock.

Credit: ITV/The Chase
Credit: ITV/The Chase

Mark was successful and the contestants went home empty handed - but the story was far from over.

A number of eagle-eyed viewers took to Twitter to accuse Bradley of speeding up the questions for the Chaser.

One commented, "If Bradley Walsh read the questions to the contestants as fast as he does to the chaser, maybe more teams would win #TheChase."

Another said: "#thechase Bradley read those questions so fast for the chaser that you almost couldn't hear them! And he didn't give the team enough time to answer the push backs...come on Brad, consistency please!!"

Credit: rosievero/Twitter
Credit: rosievero/Twitter

This isn't the first time the show has faced these allegations - according to The Mirror, fans have noticed his talking speed during previous episodes.

One viewer wrote, "Bradley asks the questions much faster when hes reading them to the chaser. Its proper moody," while another said, "Hate the way nobody acknowledges the fact that Bradley says the questions way faster for the chaser than the contestants."

Despite the speculation, a The Chase spokesperson told LADbible: "We can assure viewers that all timings within the show, including Bradley's question reads, are adjudicated formally and entirely fair."

Daisy Phillipson

Daisy is a UK-based freelance journalist with too many opinions. She loves everything film and music-related and has a track record writing for Little White Lies, BWRC, and Film Daily. Contact her at [email protected]

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