The Chase’s Mark Labbett was left red-faced when he got a very easy question wrong during the the Boxing Day celebrity special.
Josie Long, Colin Jackson, Anne Diamond and Nicky Campbell tried their luck on the ITV gameshow – and managed to take home an incredible £140,000 for charity.
Quizmaster The Beast unwittingly helped them along as he came up against comedian Josie – and gave a very bizarre wrong answer.
Host Bradley Walsh asked: ‘Which of these feature in the lyrics of “The Twelve Days of Christmas?”
The pair were presented with the answers, ‘Barons-a-bouncing’, ‘lords-a-leaping’, ‘viscounts-a-vaping’.
The answer was obvious to everyone except for The Beast, who punted for ‘viscounts-a-vaping’.
Mark Labbett got a very easy question wrong… (Picture: BBC)
‘Don’t ask me why, I [read] “which of these do not feature…” I saw a “not” in there that wasn’t there…
‘What’s the golden rule? Read the question!’
Maybe next time, Mark…
The celebrity team managed to win an incredible £140,000 (Picture: BBC)
The team were victorious on the final round against Shaun Wallace, securing an incredible combined total of £140,000 for their chosen charities.
Despite being left baffled by The Beast’s slip-up, viewers were thrilled by their win, flocking to Twitter to celebrate the news.
‘What a brilliant win for the celeb team on tonight’s #TheChase @ITV,’ a fan said. ‘Delighted to see @GlyndwrUni’s Chancellor @ColinJackson do so well. Huge amount won for the 4 charities.’
‘A brilliant Christmas episode of #TheChase really enjoyed that,’ another agreed.
A Twitter user added: ‘Yaaassssss Wow what an amazing game and so tense, £140,000 Congratulations. #TheChase.’
We couldn’t agree more.
The Chase continues on weekdays, at 5pm, on ITV.