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Beat the Chasers: Mark Labbett apologises to co-stars after contestant wins £40k

Mark admitted he "screwed up"

Beat the Chasers star Mark Labbett apologised to his fellow Chasers after a contestant won £40,000.

During Friday night’s episode of the quiz show, player Kev took on four of the Chasers in the hope of bagging the whopping amount.

However, Mark – known as The Beast – admitted he “screwed up” after he buzzed in too early on a question.

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Beat the Chasers star Mark Labbett apologised to his fellow Chasers (Credit: ITV)

What happened on Beat the Chasers?

During his first round, contestant Kev got all five questions right and was offered big amounts of money to face the Chasers.

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However, despite the Chasers’ difficult offers, Kev chose to take on four of them for £40,000.

Incredibly, he managed to beat the team with 13 seconds remaining.

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Kev won a whopping £40,000 (Credit: ITV)

What did Mark Labbett say on Beat the Chasers?

Mark, who got some of the questions wrong after buzzing in, apologised to his co-stars after Kev’s win.

He said: “Sorry guys. I jumped in too early.”

Host Bradley Walsh asked the Chasers: “Could he have gone for it [the higher amount]?”

Paul Sinha, aka The Sinnerman, replied: “Yeah course he could. He’s a really really good quizzer.

“To get anywhere near you we had to take risks,” before saying one of Mark’s guesses “unfortunately didn’t pay off”.

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The quizzer admitted he “screwed up” (Credit: ITV)

Mark said: “Paul’s being very kind because as a golden rule, never jump in early on a geography question because it can lead in several directions.

“And I broke that rule so you’re very kind but I screwed up there.”

Fellow Chaser Jenny Ryan – aka The Vixen – jokingly slapped her hand while giving Mark a stern look.

Bradley said: “The Beast eating some humble pie there.”

This isn’t the first time Mark has ate humble pie on the show.

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Mark apologised to Shaun Wallace earlier this week (Credit: ITV)

Earlier this week, Mark apologised to fellow quizzer Shaun Wallace following a clash.

The Beast had lashed out at Shaun after The Dark Destroyer took several seconds to answer a question.

Read more: Beat the Chasers: Mark Labbett apologises to Shaun Wallace for ‘screwing up’ after clash

However, later in the week, Mark did the exact same and hesitated on a question.

He told Shaun: “I’ve got to do something I don’t normally do, which is eat massive humble pie.

“I am really sorry, especially to Shaun because I gave him grief when he did similar last night. I am really sorry, I absolutely screwed up.”

Beat the Chasers continues on ITV, Sunday December 10, at 9pm.

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