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'The Chase' Contestant Loses £50k In One Second And Viewers Claim 'Fix'

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'The Chase' Contestant Loses £50k In One Second And Viewers Claim 'Fix'

This is the stuff of nightmares for anyone who's big on The Chase. Let's face it, who doesn't love watching the contestants smash 'The Beast' or 'The Dark Destroyer', usually to Bradley Walsh's conspicuous bantz.

And last night's repeat episode had viewers in absolute uproar as they claim that the clock had stopped when Anne gave her final answer which was accepted and meant that £50,000 was swiped right under the contestant's nose. Unlucky, Maggie. Check it out.

Households across the nation, mine included, were jumping off the sofa in anger for the contestant, Maggie, a 69-year-old retired court usher from Flintshire in Wales.

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In the final part of the popular ITV show, Maggie created a total of 18 answers to beat and she got a few push-backs making the presumed easy win a little tougher for the chaser.

Anne got an answer wrong, leaving just three seconds for presenter Bradley to ask the final question, and Anne to reply with her answer.

Anne, better known as 'The Governess', managed to answer within the time, but many viewers claimed Bradley had asked the question faster than usual, and that the timer was not accurate. 'FIX'.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA
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One viewer tweeted: "Once again Bradley spits out a question in 0.2 seconds for the Chaser #TheChase."

Another claimed: "Why does Bradley Walsh always speed up on the last question? SCAM. Maggie gutted for ya! #thechase."

A third alleged: "He had 3 seconds to ask the question, the clock stopped at 1 second when she started to answer. What a fix! #TheChase."

"Could bradley have said that last question any quicker??? absolute fix of a programme that #thechase," raged another.

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A fifth said: "#TheChase Bradley speaks much faster for the chasers than the contestants. Listen how fast he gave that question at the end. Maggie was robbed."

Give the viewers what we want. #Justiceformags.

A spokesperson for The Chase explained at the time: "Anne gave the final correct answer within the time remaining. The game control system stops the countdown as soon as the correct answer is given.

"On this specific example, the clock stopped with one second still showing, giving the appearance that the Chaser had more time to answer but, in fact, the Chaser had already given the correct answer, the clock had been stopped and the team had been caught with one second remaining on the clock.

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"This was checked and confirmed by an independent adjudicator."

They added: "This was explained to the contestants who accepted and agreed with the decision."

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, the chase, bradley walsh, ITV

Rebecca Shepherd
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