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The Chase: Contestant Jerome divides viewers with ‘cocky’ behaviour

He carried the team to victory

The Chase viewers were divided at contestant Jerome last night (Thursday March 11).

He produced a stellar performance in the final chase on the hit TV quiz show, helping his team win £14,000.

However, some viewers weren’t so keen.

So much so, one called him “the most annoying contestant ever”.

Jerome on The Chase divided viewers
Jerome divided viewers (Credit: ITV)

What happened with Jerome on The Chase?

The 20-year-old politics student scored five grand in the cashbuilder, but viewers already noticed his confident demeanour.

He told host Bradley Walsh: “I’m very into self-improvement.

“Whether that be physical self-improvement, mental self-improvement, or spiritual self-improvement.”

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Taking on Shaun Wallace in the head-to-head he managed to retain the £5k and take it back to the team.

And, in a very impressive final chase, Jerome answered 13 questions right in a total of 20 – a total Shaun failed to chase down.

But viewers were torn over the student – some said for someone so young he did a fine job, but others found him “annoying”.

How did viewers react?

One viewer wrote on Twitter: “#TheChase most annoying contestant ever.

“Thought the airline pilot was bad. This guys family need a knighthood for putting up with him.”

Something annoying about Jerome and I think I’ve just put my finger on it – everything!

Another disgruntled viewer chuntered: “Something annoying about Jerome and I think I’ve just put my finger on it – everything!”

A third wrote: “Jerome acting like he’s on the main stage at Glastonbury #thechase.”

A fourth commented: “Jerome on the chase what a cocky lad.”

Finally, another tweeted: “Well Jerome is a bit cocky ain’t he.”

https://twitter.com/Coventry_PUSB/status/1370065717899501572

“Carrying” the team

However, many viewers loved Jerome, and congratulated him for carrying his team to victory.

“I’m going to say it, I love Jerome. Absolute player #TheChase,” one viewer said.

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Another wrote: “I’ve never wanted anyone to get through on #TheChase as much as I do Jerome. Well played mate.”

A third commented: “#TheChase great performance from Jerome his shoulders must be aching carrying his teammates.”

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