Viewers of The Chase have branded the show a “fix” as the team lost £60,000.
Tony, Sophie, Ben and James went up against the Chaser Mark Labbett – aka The Beast – on Friday’s edition of the game show (April 3).
However, Sophie failed to get back for the Final Chase and Ben, Tony and James played for £60,000.
James brought back £6,000 while Ben bagged £9,000 for the team.
Tony went big and brought back a whopping £45,000.
The team then played for £60,000 and bagged an incredible 22 steps ahead of the Chaser.
Host Bradley Walsh told them: “James, well played. Ben, exceptional. Tony, you bring the money.
“22 steps ahead, not bad.”
It was a close race, however, The Beast beat the team with just six seconds remaining.
He exclaimed: “Yes! What a tremendous team that was. You can see how happy I am. There’s nothing better than beating a good team.
“James, don’t beat yourself up because I had five seconds left and that’s easily one question for me.”
Viewers were gutted for the team and shared their thoughts on Twitter.
What did they say?
One person said: “Omg I cannot BELIEVE they lost 60 grand with 6 seconds to spare.”
Another wrote: “I’m gutted for the team.”
A third added: “I wish they could have won.”
Others were convinced The Beast had easier questions.
One said: “#TheChase could #MarkLabbett have had easier questions???? #Chaser #fix that was ridiculous.”
Another wrote: “Not even difficult questions for The chaser #fix #TheChase.”
Another ranted: “That wasn’t a fix at all? Bradley reading the questions like a rocket!”
— Den (@DennydimpDen) April 3, 2020
— Richard Jones (@Reg791) April 3, 2020
That wasn't a fix at all? Bradley reading the questions like a rocket! #TheChase
— Benjamin Heaton (@BenHeaton) April 3, 2020
Ent Daily has contacted reps for The Chase for comment.
Earlier this week, viewers thought a contestant was “robbed” by his teammates.
Mark bagged an incredible £9,000 in his cash builder while Gill brought back £3,000 and Peter £1,000.
Mark answered most of the questions during the Final Chase and the team bagged 18 steps.
Chaser Anne Hegerty – aka the Governess – didn’t beat the team and they took home £13,000 between them.
Viewers have said they think Mark deserves to take the money as he answered the majority of questions.
However, one person pointed out: “Well done team (Mark for the final chase, Gill & Peter for the pushbacks).”
The Chase returns to ITV, Monday, April 6, at 5pm.
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