Bradley Wash, 60, was once again on hand to host The Chase, welcoming another four budding contestants to the show. Anne, 62, was the Chaser the players had to defeat if they wanted to walk away with a cash prize. Each had to go head-to-head with The Governess in order to add some money to the jackpot and secure their place in the Final Chase. However, the ITV quiz programme was brought to a halt on a couple of occasions when the presenter and the quiz master clashed over the answers to some general knowledge questions.
During her head-to-head with contestant Kay, Anne was asked: “What was the name of the blade found by Bilbo Baggins in ‘The Hobbit?’”
The three choices of answers included A Sting, Bono or Prince, with The Governess deciding to lock down the option A as her answer.
With the contestant making the right guess, the quiz master remarked: “Well, that could have been made harder, couldn’t it?”
Bradley then hit back: “Couldn’t have been really because I’ve never read The Hobbit and I’ve never seen the film.”
Explaining the context of the question, the general knowledge guru said: “It is a sword to be used by a little person. It’s a pricky thing to be used by someone small,” but the host fiercely disagreed with her logic.
Referring to one of the other options, the host asked: “How do you know it’s not Bono and it’s shaped like a bone?”
“Whoever saw a bone-shaped sword,” the Chaser remarked with confusion,” before Bradley moved on to the next question.
However, their clash reignited over the answer Anne gave to the next question which was: “Which of these scientists does not have a chemical named after him?”
Again, The Governess and contestant Kaye were given three options to choose from; Albert Einstein, Ernest Rutherford and Isaac Newton.
Anne went on to explain herself again, but before moving on to the next question, the host declared: “That is a joke!”
Kaye managed to make it back for the Final Chase after defeating The Governess, contributing £4,000 to the jackpot.
The first contestant Gary had got the ball rolling by checking in an astonishing £8,000, with the third player Richard adding an additional £1,000.
Unfortunately, the fourth team member Louise didn’t make it back as the Chaser’s knowledge seemed too superior for her to overcome.
In the Final Chase, the remaining three contestants managed to accumulate 18 points between their money and The Governess.
However, with eight seconds to spare, Anne managed to defeat them all and they walked away with no cash prize.
Taking to Twitter in light of the result, one viewer wrote: “Awww gutted for them. Well done to all who guessed 18. Have a good evening all. Take care and stay safe xoxo #thechase.”
Another added: “Hard luck team. Shame. Big win tomorrow #TheChase,” with a third posting: “That was close – again! See you tomorrow! #TheChase.”