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The Chase viewers accuse contestant of lying about his age

Surely not?

Telly fans have accused a contestant on The Chase of lying about his age.

On tonight’s (February 3 2020) episode of the popular ITV game show, the hopefuls introduced themselves as 33-year old library assistant Lexi, 26-year-old account manager Pete, 70-year-old retired English teacher Helen and 19-year-old chemistry student Amit.

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Pete introduced himself as a 26-year-old account manager (Credit: ITV)

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But viewers appeared to be highly sceptical that Pete is, as he claimed, just 26 years old.

One tweeted: “If Pete is 26 then Nwankwo Kanu is is 16. Lies!”

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Viewers were highly sceptical about his age (Credit: ITV)

Another wrote, with a monocle emoji: “Second seat is 26 #thechase.”

A third wrote, “Pete 26” alongside a GIF that read, “Oh, hell no!”

Someone else joked: “If Pete’s 26 then I’m World’s Sexiest Man! #TheChase.”

A fifth said: “26?… That must have been one hell of a paper round #TheChase.”

“26??? #TheChase,” demanded a sixth.

“Pete is not 26 #thechase,” insisted another.

“26, no #thechase,” wrote another sceptical viewer.

Before Pete’s turn against tonight’s chaser, Mark Labbett, he only managed to get one question right in the cash-builder.

When he faced The Beast he decided to stick with his £1,000 and, after an impressive performance, managed to win a place in the final chase.

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He won a place for himself in the final chase (Credit: ITV)

Pete wasn’t the only contestant on tonight’s episode to have his age scrutinised on social media.

A number of viewers rushed to Twitter to point out that retired English teacher Helen didn’t look 70 at all.

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Viewers were also shocked that Helen is 70 (Credit: ITV)

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“Helen looks amazing for 70 #thechase xxx,” said one.

“#thechase Helen doesn’t look 70, fact,” someone else tweeted.

“You have to admit though, she looks incredible for 70. She looks in her mid 40s,” wrote another

The Chase airs weekdays at 5pm on ITV

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