The Chase contestant breaks a record in epic episode

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A contestant on The Chase has broken a record in an impressive game.

Friday's latest instalment of the show saw one contestant make it through to the final chase.

Judith was playing for £70,000 and won it all for herself against Jenny Ryan - aka The Vixen - the highest ever payout to a single contestant.

She got 20 questions right in the final chase and also pushed back Jenny a number of times.

Host Bradley Walsh reacted: "Extraordinary, £70,000, extraordinary. Highest figure ever won by a solo player, sensational."

He added: "I've never seen anything like it."

Chaser Jenny gave Judith a standing ovation, before tweeting after the show aired: "I've been awaiting the broadcast of this episode... Judith is such a memorable contestant! #TheChase"

Viewers watching on reacted to the scenes, with many calling for Judith to join the show.

"Petition to make Judith a chaser #thechase," wrote one.

The Chase continues weekdays at 5PM on ITV.

You can also watch celebrity specials currently airing on weekends.

Now in its ninth year and and having reached over 1000 episodes, The Chase has seen global success, with versions now being made in 11 countries.

In the UK, The Chase is regularly watched by over 3 million viewers each day and previously won a National Television Award for ‘Best Daytime Show’.

In each episode, four contestants first individually take part in a 'cash builder' round. They must answer a series of general knowledge questions to build up a pot of money.

However, they must attempt to get their tactics right as they face one of The Chasers, and make it back safe with the cash.

Those who don't get caught go into the final chase as a group, where they will then face the chaser once again for the chance to walk away with an equal share of the prize.

The Chasers are: Shaun Wallace (The Barrister), Mark Labbett (The Beast), Anne Hegerty (The Governess), Paul Sinha (The Sinnerman) and Jenny Ryan (The Vixen).

You can catch The Chase online for free (UK viewers) and catch up with past episodes on ITV Hub.

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