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The Chase star dies in house fire as Paul Sinha pays tribute to 'legend'

Tom Wood

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The Chase star dies in house fire as Paul Sinha pays tribute to 'legend'

Fans of The Chase have paid tribute to a contestant who tragically died in a house fire.

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Pete Green went up against chaser Paul Sinha on his episode, and the ‘Sinner Man’ has also paid his respects to the ITV game show contestant.

The episode was filmed back in 2021, but aired once again yesterday – Tuesday 31 October – prompting fans of the show to pay tribute to him once again.

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One person said: "Can't watch this without feeling a bit sad."

Another comment read: "Beloved Pete, God Bless him. Rest in Eternal Peace."

Sadly, Pete died before his episode ever came to live TV, but Sinha later paid special tribute to the man who provided his opposition that day.

Pete Green on The Chase. Credit: ITV
Pete Green on The Chase. Credit: ITV
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At the time, he wrote: "Saddened to hear that Pete from today's Chase has since passed away in horrible circumstances.

“A true gentleman, a warm, engaging, and thoroughly entertaining opponent."

Green’s son Ben also spoke about his late father, responding to Sinha saying: "Dad was so excited about the episode. He talked about it daily up to the filming and then every week after.

“He had an amazing time and described the crew as the most wonderful warm people, and yourself & Bradley as amazing characters he would have liked to have had a beer with! TY."

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Green was clearly a popular character, and after his death, those at the council near to his home said that his loss had ‘cast a shadow’ over the area.

Kevin Hurn, the mayor of Wymondham, said: “He was an absolutely sterling character who will be a great, great loss to the town.

"He was a terrific orator, but also a great listener and was a regular face around the town.

“The town is in shock – there was an event at the rugby club on Sunday, and as news came through it really cast a shadow over the town.”

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He continued: “He was very, very knowledgeable about market trading and was a member of the National Federation of Market Traders and was very willing and able to help others."

Paul Sinha offered his words of condolence after Green's death. Credit: ITV
Paul Sinha offered his words of condolence after Green's death. Credit: ITV

The 72-year-old was hailed as a ‘legend’ after his performance on the ITV game show, and seems to have been something of a legend in Wymondham, where he was the ‘town crier’.

In a statement of tribute, his family wrote: "You touched so many lives and leave us all with the fondest memories, which will carry us through the tough times ahead.

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"A much-loved character across Wymondham, re-enactment and steampunk communities to name but a few.

"Father of four, grandfather to eight, and companion to Kiki the Jack Russell.

“You will be sorely missed."

Featured Image Credit: ITV

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

Tom Wood
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