Fans of ITV game show The Chase were left gutted in tonight’s episode when a hopeful who looked set to be one of the best contestants ever was annihilated by Paul Sinha.
When she stepped up to take her turn at the cash-builder round, train driver Roberta put on a truly impressive display by answering 10 questions right.
Reacting to her ‘sensational’ performance on Twitter, viewers commended her quizzing abilities and speculated that The Sinnerman could be in for a tough ride.
One said: “Brilliant, Roberta. Great quizzing. #TheChase.”
Another wrote: “Roberta is the real quiz-master! #TheChase.”
And broadcaster India Willoughby tweeted: “One of the best players I’ve ever seen on #TheChase. The equivalent of Ronaldo. Superb Roberta.”
Brilliant, Roberta. Great quizzing. #TheChase
— Maureen Parr (@skywoman) February 17, 2020
But when she stepped up to face the chaser, Roberta was no match for Paul and she was eventually caught.
On Twitter, viewers rushed to express their sympathies for the train driver.
“Awww Roberta #TheChase,” said one.
Someone else wrote: “Dammit, Roberta! #TheChase.”
“Shame! Roberta was so good too #TheChase,” tweeted a third viewer.
Another wrote, alongside a string of crying emojis: “What a damn shame! Hard luck Roberta. What a waste #TheChase.”
That’s a real shame.
“£10,000 in the cashbuilder… and then caught! Must feel gutted,” one viewer wrote.
“Thought she was gonna shed a tear then #TheChase,” tweeted another.
“Awww that’s a real shame she’s gone out #TheChase,” someone else said, adding: “Oh heck… shame… she actually looks like she wants to cry #TheChase.”
Awww Roberta 💔 #TheChase
— Jamondo (@butterpopster) February 17, 2020
Shame! Roberta was so good too. #TheChase
— Moth Ear (@moth_ear) February 17, 2020
What a damn shame! Hard luck Roberta 😥😥😥 What a waste #TheChase
— pollyk (@joy9kat) February 17, 2020
£10,000 in the cashbuilder…
And then caught!
Must feel gutted.#TheChase
— Simon says… (@Amphidamas) February 17, 2020
Thought she was gonna shed a tear then #TheChase
— Daz (@darrenbizzle) February 17, 2020
Awww that’s a real shame she’s gone out #TheChase
— Jeannie (@jeannie1202) February 17, 2020
Shame…..she actually looks like she wants to cry
— simon alcock (@simongalcock) February 17, 2020
Elsewhere in tonight’s The Chase, the last remaining member of the team, Danny, was likewise commended for an incredible performance.
He got 20 questions right for the final chase, setting the bar higher than it had ever been set by a single player up against Paul.
Unfortunately he was caught, albeit with just two seconds remaining, and host Bradley Walsh said it was “one of the best performances” he had ever seen.
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