Mark Labbett on The chase

The Chase: Mark Labbett issues plea to viewers about contestants

Mark urged people to "be kind"

Mark Labbett has issued a plea to The Chase fans to “be kind” about contestants during yesterday’s show.

Wednesday evening’s episode saw Caroline, Matthew, Lizzy and Graham take on Mark, aka The Beast.

However, Mark caught Caroline and Lizzy after their cash builder rounds meaning they weren’t in the final chase.

He also beat Graham even though the contestant took the lower offer.

Mark Labbett defends The Chase team
Mark urged viewers to “be kind” about contestants (Credit: ITV)

The Chase last night

Some viewers complained on Twitter about the team and Mark was quick to defend them.

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He wrote: “#thechase please be kind to low ability contestants.

“They may have applied but the contestant research team, from thousands of applicants, knowingly selected them.”

Mark Labbett on The Chase
Mark defended the contestants (Credit: ITV)

Mark added: “Being cynical, a poor contestant is a huge equaliser for us.”

One person replied: “I can never understand why a poor contestant applies in the 1st place.”

However, Mark said: “Everyone is entitled to apply, we are an every person show and proud of that.”

This isn’t the first time Mark has called for viewers to be kinder to contestants when they appear on the show.

Last month, Mark and fellow Chaser Paul Sinha urged people not to attack contestants.

What did Mark and Paul say?

Mark tweeted: “It’s just a quiz guys.

“Nobody deserves the rubbish some of the contestants are getting #thechase.”

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Meanwhile, Paul – aka The Sinnerman – said: “It needs to be repeated until people understand – we are all trying our best in a pressure situation.

“And as such the spite shown on here at people for appearance, accent, ability, confidence or lack thereof, wrong buzzes and especially lower offers, is disproportionate.”

The Chase airs on ITV, weekdays, from 5pm.

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