Beat the Chasers viewers fuming after contestant is "robbed" of £50k over a Disney question

Chris Edwards
·3-min read
Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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Beat the Chasers viewers think one contestant was absolutely robbed in the final episode of the ITV series, which aired tonight (January 10).

Series 2 of the Chase spin-off has seen more than a handful of contestants take a fair chunk of money away from the Chasers – Paul Sinha, Jenny Ryan, Anne Hegerty, Shaun Wallace and Mark Labbett – but others have been rather unfortunate with their randomly-selected questions.

Esnart from Luton was one of those unlucky individuals this evening, but viewers think the manner in which she lost was downright harsh to say the least.

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Asked which classic Disney animation centres on cats in Paris, Esnart answered 'Aristocrats'.

Unfortunately, host Bradley Walsh was unable to accept that as the correct answer, which is, of course, The Aristocats. The stumble cost Esnart a vital couple of seconds, which ultimately resulted in her losing out on a massive £50k cash prize.

Considering that Esnart clearly knew the answer, those watching at home couldn't believe she was penalised for her mispronunciation.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

"Esnart was robbed blind on that Aristocats question. If I was her I'd be straight down citizens advice," tweeted one viewer.

Another wrote: "#BeatTheChasers @ITV The first contestant was robbed - she got the correct answer, Aristocats. Being told she was wrong threw her off - pay her the £50k. #robbed"

"@ITVChase unfair scoring Esnart incorrectly on the Aristocats question. Twitter is not happy!" another added.

Check out more of the reactions below.

Beat the Chasers airs on ITV.

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