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Mark 'The Beast' Labbett Beaten In 'Worst Ever' Performance On The Chase

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Mark 'The Beast' Labbett Beaten In 'Worst Ever' Performance On The Chase

Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett has said that his performance on today’s episode of The Chase was his worst ever, as he lost against a target of just 11.

In case you’re not familiar with the format, at the end of the ITV game show hosted by Bradley Walsh, the Chaser – in this case ‘The Beast’ – has to catch the contestant by answering more questions than the contestants got right beforehand.

If they get one wrong, the contestants can push the Chaser back by answering the question correctly.

Obviously, the Chasers are all professional quizzers, so it’s no doubt the hardest challenge on the show.

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This time around, Labbett was set a total of only 11 questions to answer correctly in order to win, but seriously struggled, meaning that the two contestants that remained – Joseph and Dave – scooped the £11,000 jackpot to share between themselves.

Better than a slap in the chops, that’s for sure.

However, they definitely got a slice of luck as The Beast was well below his best.

The Beast is usually a force to be reckoned with. Credit: ITV
The Beast is usually a force to be reckoned with. Credit: ITV
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Afterwards, he referred to the performance as his ‘worst ever’.

Still, he said that he wasn’t that bad, as the questions were just really hard and he didn’t know the answers.

Obviously, all questions are easy if you know what the answers are.

“That’s the worst performance ever, and yet I didn’t play that badly, because with the exception of [a question about] trifle when I just got the layers wrong, I just didn’t know them,” he said.

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Bradley concurred: “I thought that were really tough.”

However, he told the players: “Well played indeed.”

Tweeting after the event, as the episodes are obviously pre-recorded, contestant Dave said: “Thanks #TheChase & thanks @MarkLabbett Rematch?”

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The video showed him skating along on a board that he said he was going to buy with his winnings earlier in the show.

Fans of the show were left in disbelief after Labbett’s loss.

One person wrote: “Shock result for the Beast! Beaten by eleven!”

Another said: “Ouch beat the beast with 11 questions.”

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Then, specialist account @TheChaseNews confirmed that the defeat is Labbett’s lowest ever target on both the UK and Australian versions of the show.

A seismic defeat, then.

In fact, according to another tweet, this is the first time he’s ever lost to anything less than 15, and is the joint lowest ever losing target.

Still, he’ll be back to fight another day, because that’s quite literally how the show works.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: UK News, TV and Film, ITV, The Chase, Celebrity

Tom Wood
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