Chaser Paul Sinha, aka The Sinnerman, opened up about his sexuality for the first time during an episode of The Chase.
Viewers were shocked to find out Paul was gay as he discussed his past relationship after answering a question wrong.
Host Bradley Walsh, 56, asked: “In what well-known racing video game are bananas and turtles thrown?”
But after Paul chose Grand Theft Auto as his answer, Bradley revealed the correct one was actually Mario Kart.
Paul, 47, said: “My ex was obsessed with Mario Kart.
“He also said I never paid enough attention.
“That proved he’s right.”
Fans of the show appeared shocked at the news with on tweeting: “Well…. I didn’t know The Sinnerman was gay #TheChase.”
“Apparently #PaulSinha from #TheChase came out as gay in today’s episode #YouLearnNewThingsEveryday,” said another
A third wrote: “Just watched @paulsinha talk about his ex boyfriend on the @ITV quiz show #TheChase and it’s definitely welcome! Thank you for being open.”
Paul’s co-star Anne Hegerty, aka The Governess, also tweeted about the news.
She sarcastically wrote: “#thechase Twitter has just discovered that @paulsinha is gay. Well done, Twitter.”
The Chase returned to our screens on Monday after a long month away.
The game show was temporarily replaced by Rylan Clark-Neal’s show Babushka while they took a break from filming.
And as you can imagine viewers were not happy with the shake-up.
The Chase’s Twitter account announced the news as they wrote: “Don’t forget, 5pm tomorrow…THE RETURN OF #THECHASE!!”
Fans were ecstatic of course.
“Who’s excited for the return of @itvchase?! #thechase #atlast,” one said.
Another added: “It’s great to see #thechase return.”
“I feel like normality has resumed now #TheChase is back on,” a fourth wrote.