The Chase blasted for question about The Prodigy hours after news broke of Keith Flint’s suicide

Keith took his own life over the weekend

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The Chase has been criticised for airing a “badly timed” question on the show about The Prodigy, hours after it was announced that band member Keith Flint had died.

The frontman was found dead in his home in Dunmow, Essex, on Monday aged 49 after taking his own life at the weekend.

During last night’s edition of The Chase – which is pre-recorded – a contestant was asked: “Which chart act has the fewest members?”

Anne Hegerty on The Chase
The show asked a question about The Prodigy hours after Keith’s death was revealed (Credit: ITV)

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The options were The Proclaimers, Pretenders, or The Prodigy.

Viewers immediately took to Twitter to slam the show and call the question “bad timing”.

One person wrote: “Very poor timing on The Prodigy question! #thechase,” while another said: “Well this was a badly timed question to come on today #thechase #itv #Prodigy.”

A third added: “Did the Chase really just show a question about fewest band members with The Prodigy as an answer on the day Keith Flint died? Bad taste.”

A fourth added: “I know it’s recorded but that question with the Prodigy as an answer is very bad timing.”

The show is pre-recorded, which means the episode would have been taped before Keith’s death.

Ent Daily has contacted reps for The Chase for comment.

News of Keith’s death broke on Monday.

According to a report in The Sun, a spokesperson for Essex Police said: “We were called to concerns for the welfare of a man at just after 8.10am on Monday.

“We attended and, sadly, a 49-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.”

Keith Flint
Keith passed away at the weekend (Credit: John McGowan /

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They added: “The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

East of England Ambulance Service was called to the scene at 8:08am along with Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, but tragically Keith could not be saved.

Keith’s devastated band mate Liam Howlett later revealed that Keith had taken his own life over the weekend.

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