The Chase 'fixed'? Host Bradley Walsh accused of unfair tactics


The Chase is once again facing accusations of a fix following last night's show.

And this time it's host Bradley Walsh who is in hot water with fans of the hit ITV game show.

Almost 4 million viewers are tuning in each week day to watch the competition, more than many of ITV's big prime time shows like The Voice UK manage.

However some of those watching have accused presenter Bradley of 'reading questions too slowly' for the contestants in the cash builder.

In the cash builder, the contestants have to answer as many of Bradley's questions correctly against the clock with each answer worth £1,000.

But on Twitter, viewers complained that Bradley was 'too slow' to read out some of the questions.

"Could Bradley Walsh ask the questions for the cash builder any slower?" one wrote online.

Another added: "Tell you what, I could have asked those questions quicker and I have a f**kin stammer!!!!"

And a third claimed: "Bradley says the questions a lot quicker for the chaser."

However The Chase's Mark Labbett previously rubbished claims that the ITV game show is fixed.

Chaser Mark - aka The Beast - said he'd happily take on a Jeremy Kyle lie detector to prove it.

He told the Daily Express newspaper that everything was genuine and suggested that some viewers just get "caught up in the excitement" of the show.

Mark told the publication: "I have never thrown a question, let alone a show and would happily be strapped up to one of Jeremy Kyle’s lie detectors."

"Social media is great for people’s immediate gut reactions but not for a more considered opinion. My guess is that people get caught up in the excitement of the final chase and it boils over."

The Chase continues weeknights at 5PM on ITV.

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