Beat the Chasers, ITV's prime-time spin-off that features up to five of the Chasers at once, returned for its second series last night (January 3) – and there was as much drama as any scripted crime or period show that would go in that 9pm slot.
During one round of the quiz, Shaun 'The Dark Destroyer' Wallace took a few seconds to answer a question about famous children's author Roald Dahl. And Mark 'The Beast' Labbett was not happy about it.
At the end of the round, he asked Shaun what he thought he was doing, and berated him for wasting precious time, calling his fumbling a "sin".
Shaun admitted to fumbling, but wanted to get the answer right. That said, Mark clearly wasn't happy.
The Chasers take quizzing very seriously, and they are also playing exaggerated caricatures (hence the nicknames) of themselves for the cameras, so most of the viewers took the moment in good fun.
But some people watching at home weren't impressed at what Mark said to his teammate.
Here's a round-up of what people were tweeting (and note some of them used some strong language in their tweets:
— CH (@OfficialCWH) January 3, 2021
— Bobby (@InnerSpeakerss) January 3, 2021
— Jamie Bolton (@JamieBolton) January 3, 2021
— Amna✌ (@Femme434) January 3, 2021
Mark having a go at Shaun! If you want a word do it after the show!! Totally unprofessional!! #BeatTheChasers
— Gillian Hudson (@JillHudson21) January 3, 2021
— Nic (@xx_nicolaa) January 3, 2021
— Morgan Jeffery (@morganjeffery) January 3, 2021
— Garreth Waites (@GWaites82) January 3, 2021
Mark hid his emotions well, but I suspect he wasn't happy with Shaun then. #BeattheChasers
— Gerard Mackay (@Gmackematix) January 3, 2021
— Samantha Walker (@Samanth22356123) January 3, 2021
Slight irony in Mark shouting at Shaun for taking his time but getting it right, and then he does the complete opposite later on, ouch. 😂 #BeatTheChasers
— Dominic G. Martin (@DominicJGM) January 3, 2021
Mark himself responded to the moment on his Twitter account, writing: " For those upset about #BeatTheChasers my job is to win by any legal means.
For those upset about #BeatTheChasers my job is to win by any legal means. If that makes me a third class human being but a first class quizzer then that suits me fine :)
— Mark Labbett (@MarkLabbett) January 3, 2021
"If that makes me a third class human being but a first class quizzer then that suits me fine."
Beat the Chasers airs on ITV.
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