bradley walsh on The Chase

Bradley Walsh puts The Chase newcomer Darragh Ennis in his place

'Just answer the questions... simple as that'

Bradley Walsh put The Chase newcomer Darragh Ennis in his place after nabbing one of his jokes.

The 60-year-old host was left speechless after the Irish quizzer made a gag during Wednesday’s show (April 28).

On the programme, Darragh was up against contestant Laura as she competed for £3000 in the second round.

Bradley Walsh put Darragh Ennis in his place on The Chase (Credit: ITV)

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What did Bradley Walsh say?

As the pair went head to head, Laura became stuck on one particular question.

Reading out the question, Bradley said: “Who was made the patron saint of television for being able to see mass on her wall despite being too ill to attend it?”

The options were St Rose of Lima, St Teresa of Avila or St Clare of Assisi.

Just answer the questions… simple as that

Laura went for St Teresa of Avila, while Darragh chose the correct answer of St Clare of Assisi.

Following the question, Darragh, 40, joked: “So, when they asked her if she was able to see mass and she was Italian she said ‘I see, see.'”

However, his remark didn’t sit well with host Bradley.

Bradley was unimpressed by Darragh’s joke (Credit: ITV)

The ITV star began to approach Darragh in his chair.

Pointing his finger, he said: “Just answer the questions, you questions, me comedy, you contestant. Simple as that.”

Thankfully, Darragh appeared to see the funny side of Bradley’s gag.

How did The Chase viewers react?

Meanwhile, viewers agreed with the much-loved host.

Taking to Twitter, one wrote: “Just answer the questions Darragh leave the comedy to Brad #TheChase.”

Furthermore, a second added: “Ok, that’s a bad joke even for me. #TheChase.”

Darragh’s joke appeared to backfire (Credit: ITV)

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In addition, a third said: “I quite enjoyed not to be fair. Shocking but funny.”

“Bad jokes are the best jokes,” another commented, while a fifth tweeted: “Nevertheless a good dad joke. It made me laugh.”

Meanwhile, Darragh became the sixth Chaser to join the ITV show last year.

Since joining the series, the star has also signed up to celebrity website Cameo.

Cameo lets fans request personal video messages from their favourite celebs in exchange for a flat rate.

Darragh charges £25 for a personal message, and fans can request one on his profile page.

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