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The Chase viewers left in hysterics over contestants’ comedy names

This was one hell of a coincidence!

Viewers of The Chase got the giggles when they heard all the names of contestants on one team.

In fact, some fans of the show were convinced the show bosses put the contestants together for a joke!

Why? Because the four quizzers had the same names as four of the main characters in the sitcom Friends.

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They were called Rachael, Ross, Phoebe and Joe –  which are all major characters in the hit TV series. Okay, nearly – Joe is basically Joey!

The comedy hit, which starred Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox, ended in 2004 after 10 successful series.

Seemingly unaware of the coincidence host Bradley Walsh proceeded with the show.

But people tuning in at home immediately pointed out the hilarious ‘coincidence’.

One amused fan wrote: “This is what the characters from Friends are up to now. Feel old yet? #TheChase.”

Another said: “Is it the cast of friends on #thechase Rachael, Ross, Phoebe and Joe?”

“Anyone else notice that the contestants had the same names as the characters in Friends?!? #TheChase,” a third added.

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A fourth tweeted: “Chandler and Monica must’ve been busy #thechase.”

The show even dropped in a Friends related question making viewers wonder further whether bosses had contrived the entire thing.

One viewer said: “LOL there was a question about Friends in the Final Chase on an episode with contestants Joe, Ross, Phoebe and Rachel? #TheChase #Hmmm.”

This isn’t the first time contestants’ names have been the hot topic.

A few weeks ago the game show was hit by an embarrassing blunder as the wrong contestant names appeared temporarily on the screen.

As the three remaining contestants, Ray, Simon and Claire, celebrated their victory of winning £16,000 their names on the panel – changed to Kerry, Dan, Cecilia and Tashi.

Of COURSE it didn’t go unnoticed by fans.

One wrote: “Why did 4 different names just appear on The Chase  #TheChase.”

Another baffled viewer said: “Well done team, whatever your names are #thechase.”

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