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”.
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.”
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”.
Jerome acting like he’s on the main stage at Glastonbury #thechase
— James Gould (@Jimbogg) March 11, 2021
— Richard Thorpe (@MrRichardThorpe) March 11, 2021
Something annoying about Jerome and I think I’ve just put my finger on it – everything!…🙄 #thechase
— © Mr. Chambers ™ (@mr_chambers_) March 11, 2021
Jerome on the chase what a cocky lad 🤣 #TheChase
— Shane Ryan (@ShaneRyan05) March 11, 2021
Well Jerome is a bit cocky ain’t he #TheChase
— Ryan Adams (@ryana1001) March 11, 2021
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.”
I'm going to say it, I love Jerome.
— Andy (@real_alaughton) March 11, 2021
#TheChase great performance from Jerome his shoulders must be aching carrying his teammates
— John Bramall of Saddleworth OBE (@guyfoxy) March 11, 2021
“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.
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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