Jenny Ryan appeared to punch Paul Sinha on Beat The Chasers
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Beat The Chasers series 2: Paul Sinha breaks silence after Jenny Ryan ‘punch’

They're still friends, folks!

Beat The Chasers series 2 has delighted viewers in the first week of 2021.

Not only have the contestants given as good as they get, but there’s been apparent tension between The Chasers themselves.

Last night (January 5), Jenny “The Vixen” Ryan appeared to “punch” Paul Sinha when he got a question wrong.

Now Paul, 50, has broken his silence (thankfully he didn’t break anything else).

Jenny Ryan appeared to punch Paul Sinha on Beat The Chasers
Jenny appeared to punch Paul on last night’s Beat The Chasers (Credit: ITV)

What happened between Jenny and Paul on Beat The Chasers?

It all kicked off when contestant Jane was asked a Star Wars question.

After she had elected to take on three Chasers for £10,000 – Anne Hegerty, Jenny and Paul – she made a bad start.

However, when it came to the Star Wars question, Paul buzzed in and got the answer wrong.

Read more: How to apply for The Chase and Beat The Chasers

Jenny immediately appeared to lash out at him, hitting him on his arm.

The two gave each other daggers for the rest of the round.

Incredibly, Jane won the £10k with only one second to spare after The Governess also answered incorrectly.

How did Paul react to the incident?

After Beat The Chasers viewers were stunned by Jenny’s punch, Paul broke his silence on the issue.

He tweeted: “Just returned from shoulder surgery.

“What did I miss?”

Jenny, 38, also took to social media to diffuse the situation.

She said on her Instagram feed: “I didn’t *really* hurt him! Honest!

Did Jenny seriously just punch Paul in the arm for getting something wrong?

“Only last night my mate texted to say he appreciated me giving my teammates a congratulatory pat on the arm for a good answer…

“I’d forgotten the reverse was true…”

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What did viewers think?

However, the incident wasn’t lost on viewers.

Taking to Twitter to register their shock one said: “Did Jenny seriously just punch Paul in the arm for getting something wrong?”

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

Another wrote: “OMG Jenny just BELTED Paul and he wasn’t happy!!”

Finally a third wrote: “Jenny has just killed Paul.”

Beat The Chasers continues tonight (Wednesday January 6) at 9pm on ITV.

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