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20-Year-Old Scores The Chase's Biggest Ever Prize In Unbelievable Fashion

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20-Year-Old Scores The Chase's Biggest Ever Prize In Unbelievable Fashion

A contestant on The Chase won a whopping £75,000 solo prize point, making him the show's biggest ever winner.

Eden faced off against Chaser Darragh Ennis and managed to correctly answer 22 questions in the final chase - including four push backs.

And if all of that isn't impressive enough for you, he's only 20 years old. Fair play.

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Before he went on to pull off the incredible win, Eden was asked by presenter Bradley Walsh what he'd do with any cash he won, to which he replied: "Maybe buy a car, nothing fancy, just something with four wheels." He then added: "Maybe an Alfa Romeo."

When Bradley joked about the swish car brand, Eden replied: "Probably just a very old, second-hand one."

Eden set the final chase at 18 questions and was able to get the better of Darragh thanks to a few push backs.

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As the buzzer sounded signalling the end of the game - and Eden's win - Bradley excitedly shouted: "Seventy-five grand. Twenty years of age. Who's your best mate?"

He added: "It's the single highest win in a daytime show ever - and you're 20."

Not so sure about that claim, Bradley mate - a total of nine contestants won £250,000 prizes on Channel 4's Deal Or No Deal between 2007 and 2016. But still, £75k is not to be sniffed at, and he's certainly The Chase's biggest winner.

Even Darragh was compelled to congratulate his opponent, saying: "What a show. Absolutely brilliantly played, Eden.

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"You set a very high target and you pushed me back... I don't know how many times, but enough to win the money."

After his win, Eden was asked again what he had planned for his new-found fortune, to which he replied: "Just look at it in my bank account." Don't forget about that car, mate.

Much like Bradley, viewers watching at home were chuffed for Eden.

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Posting on Twitter following the show, one fan said: "I think Eden may be everyone's favourite contestant ever!"

Another said: "Lift that head up Eden lad, you should be proud, incredible performance!!"

While a third impressed viewer added: "Best episode I've ever seen. Eden, what an absolute legend! 100% deserves every penny."

Others suggested Eden could even switch places and join the show as a brand new Chaser - with one writing: "Surely he has to be offered a role as a Chaser. He's currently out of work

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"Come on production team do your thing."

The previous largest amount won by a single contestant on The Chase was £70,000, picked up by a woman named Judith in 2019 - although a team in 2018 once took home £100,000 between them after beating Anne 'The Governess' Hegerty.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: UK News, TV and Film, the chase, UK Entertainment

Claire Reid
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