The Chase star Darragh Ennis has hit back at viewers who accused him of losing an episode on purpose.
The 41-year-old Irish star – who goes by the name of The Menace on The Chase – reacted strongly to the claims.
What happened with Darragh Ennis on The Chase?
On yesterday’s edition of the hit quiz show (October 13), Darragh faced three remaining members of a team fighting to take home £11,000.
Paul, Lynsey and Sarah managed to set a fairly modest target of 16.
Darragh, normally so good in the final chase, proceeded to have a bit of a nightmare.
He offered the team a whopping eight pushbacks, which they fully took advantage of.
Viewers couldn’t believe Darragh’s performance, with some accusing him of losing on purpose.
For those of you accusing me of losing that game on purpose on #TheChase today a few things: 1. That would be fraud 2. You are committing libel 3. You are doing a disservice to a good team who smashed in the pushbacks 4. I will block people in future.
— Darragh Ennis (@bones_giles) October 13, 2021
What did Darragh say?
In the face of the accusations, Darragh hit back strongly on his official Twitter feed.
He said: “For those of you accusing me of losing that game on purpose on #TheChase today a few things…
“1. That would be fraud 2. You are committing libel 3. You are doing a disservice to a good team who smashed in the pushback.
“4. I will block people in future.”
How did fans react to his rebuttle?
Soon enough, fans got in touch to offer him their support.
One wrote: “Hmmmm could only be said by people who don’t actually know you! Lose on purpose? Not a chance lol!”
Another said: “Are people not allowed bad days now? What a ridiculous accusation to make.”
A third commented: “Professional pride and integrity are real. Nobody loses on purpose. Give Darragh a break.”
Finally, a fourth said: “Watched this. He was unlucky. 50/50 questions he zigged when he should have zagged.
“That team was on point, and don’t forget they had a semi-pro quizzer in their ranks.”
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