The Chase’s Mark Labbett was left red-faced when he got a very easy question wrong during the the Boxing Day celebrity special.
Josie Long, Colin Jackson, Anne Diamond and Nicky Campbell tried their luck on the ITV gameshow – and managed to take home an incredible £140,000 for charity.
Quizmaster The Beast unwittingly helped them along as he came up against comedian Josie – and gave a very bizarre wrong answer.
Host Bradley Walsh asked: ‘Which of these feature in the lyrics of “The Twelve Days of Christmas?”
The pair were presented with the answers, ‘Barons-a-bouncing’, ‘lords-a-leaping’, ‘viscounts-a-vaping’.
The answer was obvious to everyone except for The Beast, who punted for ‘viscounts-a-vaping’.
‘Don’t ask me why, I [read] “which of these do not feature…” I saw a “not” in there that wasn’t there…
‘What’s the golden rule? Read the question!’
Maybe next time, Mark…
The team were victorious on the final round against Shaun Wallace, securing an incredible combined total of £140,000 for their chosen charities.
Despite being left baffled by The Beast’s slip-up, viewers were thrilled by their win, flocking to Twitter to celebrate the news.
‘What a brilliant win for the celeb team on tonight’s #TheChase @ITV,’ a fan said. ‘Delighted to see @GlyndwrUni’s Chancellor @ColinJackson do so well. Huge amount won for the 4 charities.’
‘A brilliant Christmas episode of #TheChase really enjoyed that,’ another agreed.
A Twitter user added: ‘Yaaassssss Wow what an amazing game and so tense, £140,000 Congratulations. #TheChase.’
We couldn’t agree more.
The Chase continues on weekdays, at 5pm, on ITV.
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