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The Chasers weigh in to defend The Vixen following stunning quiz show defeat

Contestant went home with a whopping record £70k!

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Jenny Ryan’s The Chase co-stars have weighed in after she suffered a record defeat at the hands of a contestant.

Contestant Judith, walked away with a record-breaking £70,000 after pushing Jenny – AKA The Vixen – back several steps during their game.

Host Bradley Walsh congratulated her on her victory, saying he’d “never seen anything like it.”

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Judith walked away with a £70,000 prize (Credit: ITV)

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Jenny graciously took to Twitter to praise her successful opponent, saying: “I’ve been awaiting the broadcast of this episode… Judith is such a memorable contestant!”

She went on to complement what she described as “perfect play” that lead to Judith walking away with the prize.

But Twitter trolls took aim at the defeated chaser, with some suggesting the loss should mean the end of The Vixen’s time on the show.

Jenny hit back at the criticism, claiming that if the chasers never lost, there would be no point in the show.

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The Vixen was full of praise for Judith (Credit: ITV)

“It would be a very boring show if us Chasers won every time! We actually love it when great quizzers get on the show, we love a challenge!” she tweeted.

Jenny’s co-stars have also waded in to the social media fray, defending their fellow Chaser and the concept of an exciting quiz.

Mark Labbett – AKA The Beast – suggested there was sexism behind the attacks on Jenny.

He also noted he has never come in for calls for his head from fans.

The other chasers were asked about their “Judith moments” (Credit: ITV)

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Paul Sinha – AKA The Sinnerman – reminded people not to take the show so seriously.

He also recalled his own “Judith moment” saying “I was taken for 50k by a solo player. Had one q to catch her with 25 seconds to go, then fell apart.”

Meanwhile Anne Hegarty – AKA The Governess – teased another big win in an upcoming episode.

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