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Bradley Walsh Defends 'The Chase' From Fix Accusations

'We have lawyers on the floor to watch all of this.'

27/04/2016 18:55

Bradley Walsh has spoken out against accusations ‘The Chase’ is fixed.

The host of the ITV daytime quiz show defended himself from fans’ suggestions he asks the Chasers’ questions quicker than he does the contestants’, giving them an unfair advantage.

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Bradley Walsh has defended 'The Chase'

Speaking to Radio Times, Bradley said: “We have lawyers on the floor to watch all of this. I read them at exactly the same speed for both."

He continued: “Don’t forget, if I’ve got Mark Labbett [aka ‘The Beast’] answering questions for two minutes and I’ve got a team answering for two minutes, the team aren’t going to be quicker.

"Simple as that, because they have to press the button [before answering], which is why they get a head start based on how many people are in the final."

The show was recently embroiled in a scandal when viewers noticed that a countdown clock appeared to freeze during the final Chase.

The Chaser looked to have been given an advantage in the final round of the quiz when the clock got stuck and he was given an extra second’s time.

However, bosses later insisted that this was due to an editing error that took place in post-production.

A spokesperson for ITV said: “There was an error on the clock on [Wednesday’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 Chase’ airs weekdays at 5pm on ITV.

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