The Chase's Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett responds to accusations that the show is ‘favouring the chaser’

The chaser responded on Twitter after the countdown clock seemingly paused momentarily as he answered a question

Charlie Atkin
Friday 08 April 2016 12:07
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The Chase controversy

Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett has responded to accusations of favouritism, after viewers spotted that the countdown clock appeared to stall during one of his answers.

Writing on Twitter, the 50-year-old claimed that the cause of the timing glitch was due to poor editing.

"A pick-up or rerecord of a question was poorly edited, that is all...", he wrote.

After the show aired, viewers took to social media to complain about the clock appearing to hover over 10 seconds.

‘The Beast’s words were later supported by a spokesperson for the programme, who said that the error did not occur in the studio.

"There was an error on the clock on last night's episode of the Chase.”

“This error happened during the editing process and not in the studio when the show was being recorded so could not have affected the outcome in any way."

The contestants went on to win the £27,000 jackpot, as well as earning a compliment from the Chaser.

"20 is a fantastic score and you deserved to win.”

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