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The Chase has fast become a very popular tea time quiz show in recent years, only being rivaled by BBC's Pointless. Which one is better is still up for debate, but that's a tin of worms to be opened on another day.

Bradley Walsh is a favourite among viewers, mostly because he once laughed uncontrollably at Fanny Chmelar's name.

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The five chasers on the show are billed as intimidating folk who know an awful lot about stuff that is barely useful in day-to-day life.

Mark Labbett, Shaun Wallace, Anne Hegerty, Paul Sinha and Jenny Ryan all have a wealth of quizzing experience under their belts, having made a total of 30 appearances on various shows between them.

The former, better known as 'The Beast', once competed on an old classic: Who Wants to be a Millionaire. And not only did Labbett appear on the show in 2006, he did quite well, walking away with £32,000. Not bad.

His black power suit that he's known for wearing on The Chase is absent, and he's far from intimidating. In fact, he's wearing a pair of my nan's running trainers, so if anything he's lovable.

He glides through the opening questions, only having to use his first lifeline at the £2,000 question.

'The Beast' was very apologetic to Chris Tarrant when he fails to answer a question correctly, but he'd already won a minimum of 32 grand, so it didn't really matter.

And there was no one there coughing away to help him - so well done.

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