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The Chase viewers divided over Shaun Wallace’s singing

Bradley Walsh had to give him some pointers

The Chase star Shaun Wallace left viewers divided as he showed off his singing voice on the ITV quiz show.

During Monday (September 7) evening’s episode, the Dark Destroyer, 60, was the chaser on to take down Bradley’s team of hopefuls.

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On last night’s The Chase, Shaun Wallace showed off his singing voice (Credit: ITV)

What happened on The Chase and why was Shaun Wallace singing?

During 35-year-old digital consultant Ravi’s head-to-head, he had the question, ‘Nat King Cole and Rick Astley both had hits with what song?’

Ravi said Let There Be Love but the correct answer was When I Fall In Love.

Shaun, who got it right, then decided to sing it for the studio. “Come on Bradley, let’s do it! One, two, three,” he said, before crooning his own spin on the lyrics: “When I fall in love, it will be completely, but I’ll never fall in love and the moment that you feel that you feel that way too, is when I fall in love you.”

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Shaun sang a rendition of Nat ‘King’ Cole’s When I Fall In Love (Credit: ITV)

As he started singing, Bradley Walsh begged him to stop, saying, “No, no, no, hold on!” but relenting when Shaun pressed on.

Afterwards, Bradley – himself an accomplished singer – offered some constructive criticism. “Marvelous rendition,” he said. “But what I want to know is, why do you start off every song with the same time signature at the same speed, but never the same speed as the song’s supposed to be in?”

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After demonstrating what he meant, Bradders continued: “That’s the speed of it. You can’t do the time signature count in and then do the song completely the wrong speed. Imagine if you were conducting an orchestra? What would they do, really?”

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The Chase Shaun Wallace singing (Credit: ITV)

What did viewers think of Shaun Wallace’s singing?

Viewers watching at home were divided, with some jokingly praising his efforts and others urging him not to give up his day jobs.

One said: “Can’t beat Shaun and his singing #TheChase.”

A second wrote: “Such a soft, sweet voice… *sniff*… beautiful, Shaun. #TheChase.”

Shaun singing Nat King Cole – and sounding like Old King Cole…

“#TheChase shut up Shaun, you clown,” tweeted another.

“Don’t give up your day jobs, Shaun! #TheChase,” said a fourth.

“Shaun… brilliant #TheChase,” someone else said, simply.

And broadcaster India Willoughby tweeted: “Shaun’s singing always cracks me up.”

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Others said, “Beautiful, Shaun” and “Well sang”.

One said scathingly: “Shaun singing Nat King Cole – and sounding like Old King Cole…”

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Another put, alongside a sleeping face emoji: “Shut up, Shaun.”

Someone else said: “Can’t believe people want to get rid of Shaun Wallace when every now and again we get singing like that #TheChase.”

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