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Vorderman was among the celebrities to appear on the ITV game show Beat the Chasers on Tuesday night (11 January).
While the episode aired, Labbett – also known as The Beast – made a comment about her “tangible assets” on Twitter.
The quizzer wrote: “I don’t know what is more impressive about @carolvorders, her intellect of her more tangible assets #superstar #BeatTheChasers.”
Some fans criticised Labbett for his remark, writing that it was “a bit creepy and sexist”.
— Mark Labbett (@MarkLabbett) January 11, 2022
“Really? This is 2022 not 1972!” wrote one person.
Today (12 January), Vorderman tweeted that she and Labbett “are having a bit of a laugh over this”.
Well the Beast and I are having a bit of a laugh over this as he is a good buddy of mine and we always take the mick out of each other.... all hail the Beast @MarkLabbett and thank you Bradders and the gang for such a great show xhttps://t.co/5FFIxN6K8e
— Carol Vorderman (@carolvorders) January 12, 2022
She wrote: “Well the Beast and I are having a bit of a laugh over this as he is a good buddy of mine and we always take the mick out of each other…. All hail the beast @MarkLabbett.”
The 61-year-old added: “And thank you Bradders and the gang for such a great show x.”
Labbett apologised for his comment on Twitter, writing: “So sorry @carolvorders #BeatTheChasers.”
Vorderman responded: “I forgive you, my Beast bud.... But don’t do it again,” accompanied by a laughing face emoji.
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