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Chase Star Mark Labbett Has A New Job After The Beast Was Axed From US Show

Chase Star Mark Labbett Has A New Job After The Beast Was Axed From US Show

Fans were distraught when he revealed that he wasn't returning to the series

Mark Labbett has revealed he has a new job after getting axed from The Chase in the US.

Fans were shocked when it was revealed the 56-year-old had not been asked to return for another season of the US show.

He had starred on the series when it aired on Game Show Network (GSN) from 2013 to 2015 on GSN, and then later on ABC's version in 2021.

However, earlier this year, it was announced that he would not be coming back.

Writing on Twitter, Labbett said: "Gutted to not be invited back but really excited at the new lineup. I am expecting Brandon and Victoria to wow America!"

When asked why he wasn't returning, the quizzer added: "They just didn’t renew me. No reason was offered."

According to reports, the show has been struggling for viewers in recent months, with a huge drop in audience figures.

And it left fans asking for one thing: the return of The Beast.

"Bring back @MarkLabbett!" cried a TV exec.

But according to the man himself, this won't be happening, because he's moved on.

Replying to the message, Labbett said: "Too late, I work for GSN now."

Labbett has been a constant on the UK version of the show since it first aired in 2009.

Alongside Shaun Wallace and Anne Hegerty, he has put paid to many a contestant's hopes of winning a huge cash prize.

But sometimes it can get a little too much for them.

The Beast once got so angry at losing out to a group of players that he punched a wall and broke part of the set.

Apologising for his behaviour, Labbett wrote on Twitter, saying: "Apologies to those of you disappointed with my behaviour tonight.

The Beast has a new job.

"My mental health was shot before that game, it was storm off or break down in tears.

"A remorseless diet of quality opponents didn’t help #thechase."

Earlier this year, Labbett also spoke out about the behaviour of another Chaser.

Hegerty, known by fans of the show as 'The Governess', was forced to stop recording the series after contracting Covid-19, so they recruited Issa 'The Supernerd' Schultz, who stars on the Australian version of the show.

However, after some noticed that Schultz appeared to be pretty quiet, Labbett took to social media to offer an explanation.

He wrote: "In case you think @Issa25 is quiet, he got off the plane from Australia a few hours before we recorded this #jetlag #BeatTheChasers."

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Topics: The Chase, UK News, TV and Film