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The Chase’s Paul Sinha Sends Tribute After Contestant Dies In House Fire

Anish Vij

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The Chase’s Paul Sinha Sends Tribute After Contestant Dies In House Fire

Featured Image Credit: ITV

The Chase's Paul Sinha has lead tributes for a contestant named Peter Green, who sadly died in a house fire earlier this year.

It was reported by the Eastern Daily Press that the Green died in the blaze on June 27 at his home.

Peter Green. Credit: ITV
Peter Green. Credit: ITV

Green appeared on Monday's episode (September 20) alongside fellow contestants Tom, Estelle and Jessica.

Sinha wrote on Twitter: "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."

The Chaser's heartfelt message triggered a reaction of condolences, with one of Sinha's followers replying: "Pete was the Town Crier and lived about 500m from my house.

"It was a great shock to the local community. He had a great send-off with a horse-drawn procession through the town centre, with his family and Steam Punk friends following."

To which, Sinha responded: "That is really lovely to hear, Audrey. X."

Another local Twitter user wrote: "This man was well known in a local town and sadly passed away in a house fire a few months ago."

Someone else wrote: "What a loss.

Credit: ITV
Credit: ITV

"He seemed a character and the chase was one of the best."

A fourth user added: "Ahh so very sad, I watched this evening and seemed a lovely chap and character."

Whilst a final user said: "That's so sad-what a character from my neck of the woods."

Green was known to some as Pete Travis and served as Wymondham's town crier. He also became a history-making councillor when he was elected to the town council in 2019.

The 72-year-old ended up representing a political party of his own founding.

Green's family paid tribute via a statement and said: "You touched so many lives and leave us all with the fondest memories, which will carry us through the tough times ahead.

"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."

Topics: UK News, TV and Film, the chase

Anish Vij
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