Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett Blasted For 'Creepy' Carol Vorderman Comment On Beat The Chaser
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Mark Labbett has come under fire following a comment he made about Carol Vorderman as she appeared on Beat The Chaser.
The former Countdown numbers whizz was a guest contestant on the hit quiz show, wearing a sparkly red dress.
And watching the pre-recorded episode from home, 'The Beast' shared a controversial tweet about the 61-year-old.
Safe to say, it didn't go down too well at all.
Labbett joked: "I don’t know what is more impressive about @carolvorders, her intellect or her more tangible assets #superstar #BeatTheChasers."
Fans of the show weren't too impressed by the remark, with some slamming the Chaser as being 'creepy'.
One user said: "Bit creepy!"
Echoing the shock, another wrote: "Bit inappropriate."
A third said: "Really? This is 2022 not 1972! A bit creepy and sexist."
While another added: "Bit weird."
Vorderman, however, seemed to take it in good spirits,
Commenting on the post, she said: " ...you beast you."
Earlier this week, the host of The Chase, Bradley Walsh, discussed how strict things can be when filming an episode, explaining how the process is ‘immediately’ held up if he stumbles over his words.
Walsh, 61, has hosted the game show ever since it premiered on ITV back in 2009, posing a series of questions to contestants and the professional quizzer – or ‘chaser’ - that they go up against.
He told the Radio Times: "If there is a slight misread, I am stopped immediately – bang – by the lawyers.
"We have the compliance lawyers in the studio all the time. What you have to do is go back to the start of the question, literally on video tape where my mouth opens – or where it’s closed from the previous question – and the question is re-asked. It is stopped to the split second.
"It means no time is lost for either the contestant or the Chaser."
The show uses an independent professional monitoring firm called Beyond Dispute, which monitors the questions Walsh asks and ensures they are being randomly selected.
But it's not just pronunciation that Walsh needs to bear in mind, as it’s also a case of speed – especially during the Final Chase.
"You have to be at such a speed: if you’re a contestant and I go ‘what’s… the capital… of France… ’ they’d be dead and buried in thirty seconds,” he continued.
"I have to make sure they get up to speed and they’re getting about 18 or 19 questions answered correctly."