Beat the Chasers sees Chasers face very familiar opponent

Hannah Lovejoy
·2-min read
Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

From Digital Spy

The Chasers had a good run for their money on tonight's (January 7) episode of Beat the Chasers, as they faced off against a familiar face.

Beat the Chasers is a new format of the popular ITV show that sees contestants take on between two and five Chasers to win varying amounts of money. Along with each offer, the Chasers also pick a timeframe for them to answer the questions within.

The latest contestant was Samantha from Bedfordshire, who works as a secretary and also regularly quizzes alongside the Chasers at the Quiz League of London.

Samantha's presence was a welcome surprise for the team and she dressed for the occasion – although she mentioned that she toned her outfit by leaving the wings for her trainers at home.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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Upon Samantha's arrival on the show, Shaun Wallace (The Dark Destroyer) asked Jenny Ryan (The Vixen) if the contestant was anyone she knew. Jenny replied and revealed that she knows Samantha from the Quiz League of London.

Paul Sinha (The Sinnerman) addressed Samantha and made reference to knowing her.

"I must applaud a master tactician Samantha. I wondered why this Quiz League of London regular has never said a word to me in the last five years. It's because she's been planning this," he said.

Samantha revealed that she isn't in the same division as the Chasers but aspires to join them in the future.

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Mark Labbett (The Beast) made Samantha a shocking offer and put £100,000 up for grabs against all five of the Chasers with 45 seconds on the clock.

The Beast said: "Well, I've got to say, I think my colleagues have wet their pants over the initials QLL. I don't rate you at all."

Samantha accepted the challenge and took on the whole team, but she lost narrowly by one question and the Chasers had four seconds left on their clock.

Unlucky, Samantha!

Beat the Chasers continues tomorrow night (January 8) at 9pm on ITV.

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