Beat The Chasers

Beat The Chasers: Paul Sinha addresses viewers’ complaints about contestants

There weren't many of them!

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Beat The Chasers was clearly a runaway success for ITV this week, with 5million viewers tuning into last night’s show (Friday, May 1).

Beat the Chasers
Beat The Chasers featured some familiar faces (Credit: ITV)

But, as is the norm these days thanks to social media and people with not enough else to worry about, there have been complaints from some.

Too many ex-contestants?

Certain quiz show fans are annoyed that ‘so many’ contestants from The Chase and other programmes have been given the opportunity to appear…

One wrote: “Good entertainment but why is every person on it been on the chaser or some TV quiz in the past?”

Another posted: “Don’t like the old Chase contestants on it. Give someone else a go.”

A third said: “I absolutely loved Beat The Chasers until yet again all the same contestants from The Chase and other TV quizzes.

And many others echoed the sentiment…

One of the Chasers, Paul Sinha, has addressed this grumble in a Twitter post.

He wrote: “There were four people known to one or more of us. They all lost.”

Will there be more Beat The Chasers?

Despite this one criticism, most viewers have been thrilled to have the show on during lockdown, when TV is awash with so many repeats.

There have been pleas to get the primetime format back on our screens as soon as it’s possible, and The Sinnerman is backing this.

Highlights of the week’s series have included the Chasers giving each other dirty looks when they got questions wrong – although Paul claims there were only actually three.

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