ITV game show The Chase has received a backlash after featuring an unfortunate question involving The Prodigy, just hours after the death of lead singer Keith Flint was announced.
The episode aired on Monday and saw host Bradley Walsh ask the unfortunately timed question: “Which of these chart acts has the fewest members?”.
The Prodigy was the first of the possible answers, followed by The Pretenders and The Proclaimers.
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The episode was pre-recorded, so there was no way of knowing it would be so poorly timed with the death of Flint, but viewers were still offended by the question.
— Clinton Yorke (@clintonyorke) March 4, 2019
6hrs ago @ITV you tweeted about the sad loss of Prodigy's Keith Flint.
Then on The Chase this evening you broadcast a episode with a question saying which band has fewer members, and one of the options is "The Prodigy".
That's just plain awful.😡
— Pedro@pedro_of_shire (@Pedropedroofsh1) March 4, 2019
Jesus , The Chase just had a question "which of these groups has the fewest members?" Proclaimers, Pretenders or Prodigy…
— Steve F (@UpperTierSteve) March 4, 2019
One viewer Tweeted: “Six hours ago you [ITV] tweeted about the sad loss of The Prodigy’s Keith Flint. Then on The Chase this evening you broadcast an episode with a question saying, ‘Which band has fewer members?’ And one of the options is The Prodigy. That’s just plain awful.”
While another wrote: “Gosh, ITV. Someone at your programming should have checked this out before broadcasting.”
Flint’s death was announced yesterday by police who found The Prodigy frontman dead at his home in Essex.
The Prodigy’s Liam Howlett, wrote on Instagram that Flint had taken his own life.
The group released an official statement confirming his death, stating: “It is with deepest shock and sadness that we can confirm the death of our brother and best friend Keith Flint. A true pioneer, innovator and legend. He will be forever missed. We thank you for respecting the privacy of all concerned at this time.”