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The Chase host Bradley Walsh once dragged into drugs scandal by Phillip Schofield gaffe

Oh Phil!

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The Chase host Bradley Walsh was once caught up in a drugs scandal and it was all down to his pal Phillip Schofield.

The quiz show favourite and the This Morning star are firm friends, having previously holidayed together.

So, while we’re sure there were no hard feelings over the blunder, The Chase star Bradley might have got a bit of a shock had he been tuning into the ITV daytime show back in the spring of 2018.

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Phillip Schofield made the blunder while hosting This Morning (Credit: Splash News)

What happened with Bradley Walsh and the drugs scandal?

Phil and co-host Holly Willoughby were chatting to former Olympians Roger Black and Ross Tucker about the Sir Bradley Wiggins drug drama.

He was accused of using performance enhancing drugs when he sped to victory in the Tour de France 2012 – a claim he strongly denies to this day.

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However, while discussing the story, Phil hilariously confused the retired cyclist with The Chase host.

He asked: “Will we get to the bottom of it? Can we get to the bottom of it?”

It was then that he made the epic gaffe.

“Will we know the facts? Will we be able to exonerate Sir Bradley Walsh?” he asked.

How did viewers react?

This Morning fans aren’t known for keeping their viewers to themselves, so naturally they took to Twitter to react to the blunder.

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“Did Phillip just say Sir Bradley Walsh?” one asked.

“Bradley Walsh is now a Sir according to Phil,” another added.

A third viewer joked: “I didn’t realise Bradley Walsh was a knight who cycles.”

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Fans of The Chase were quick to comment on the Bradley Walsh gaffe on social media (Credit: ITV)

Did Phil apologise to The Chase star?

He did indeed.

Coming back from the break, he said: “Sorry, I think I mixed up Sir Bradley Wiggins and Bradley Walsh earlier.”

He then quipped that it was “payback” for Bradley Walsh gatecrashing Phil and Holly’s speech at the National Television Awards that year.

“That’s payback for the National Television Awards,” Phil joked.

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