Mark Labbett was forced to reprimand one of the contestants on The Chase tonight after she claimed his high offer wasn’t a particularly large amount of money.
During Wednesday’s (22.01.20) episode, contestant Andy had just finished his cash-builder round and stepped up to face The Beast.
He took £6,000 to the table, so Mark offered him £26k as the high option.
When host Bradley Walsh turned to Andy’s teammates to get their advice on what he should do, one response got The Beast riled up.
Ellie, from Hull, said: “I was going to say go for the high offer, but I don’t think it’s high enough so… just go for the £6,000 and come back.”
“Not high enough, says Ellie!” Brad said, stunned.
Before they started the chase, The Beast complained: “I’ve got to take issue with Ellie.
“£26k is not enough!? Some other tea-time quiz shows, you don’t see that much money in a season!”
Not high enough ffs!
Viewers at home threw their support behind Mark, with one on Twitter writing: “That’s Ellie told! Not high enough ffs! #TheChase.”
Another wrote: “Not high enough?! [bleep] off, I would offer her 1p just for that! #TheChase.”
A third demanded, “£26k is not enough? #TheChase” and shared a GIF that read, ‘Get the [bleep] out’.
Someone else said: “I was going to say the high offer but it’s not high enough. £26k isn’t high enough?”
— J🇬🇧🇳🇬🦁❤ (@MissLionHeart) January 22, 2020
When it came to Ellie’s turn to attempt the cash-builder round, she managed to get just one question right.
As a result, the Beast put forward a low offer of £50 – and she accepted it!
Viewers were stunned to see someone who thought £26k wasn’t that much money accept such a low offer.
“Me when Ellie says £26,000 isn’t good enough but then takes £50?” said one viewer alongside a confused GIF.
“26 grand isn’t high enough but I’ll take the 50 quid,” laughed another.
Someone else tweeted: “So Ellie says £26k is not enough but is okay with taking £50…”
One viewer tweeted, alongside a GIF of someone tripping over: “Ellie going back with 50 measly quid #TheChase.”
— Jodie Leigh (@JodieStrafford) January 22, 2020
— Michelle Jones (@MeeshyJay) January 22, 2020
“Genuinely don’t understand her logic…” said one another.
Another, gobsmacked, said: “She says an offer of £26k isn’t enough YET she takes £50!? #thechase.”
“£26k isn’t enough… takes £50 offer?!” echoed another.
Genuinely don't understad her logic…
She says an offer of £26k isn't enough YET she takes £50!!! #thechase
— Dave (@DavidMackayy) January 22, 2020
— JohnG_victorius (@jagnfl007) January 22, 2020
– The Chase airs weekdays at 5pm on ITV
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