The Chase was accused of giving contestants ‘impossible’ questions by fans tonight.
Host Bradley Walsh welcomed four new players to the ITV quiz game as they went head to head with chaser Paul Sinha. Dominic, Georgina, Janet and Leroy hoped to go home richer as they played for a cash prize.
But one player, Janet, seemed to have an especially difficult time. She was asked a question that even the chaser struggled with – and viewers at home were not happy.
The question was: “What is the approximate weight of the Earth in kilograms?” Janet took a complete guess, but luck was not on her side as she answered incorrectly with: “Six sextillion.”
Bradley said: “I don’t even know what that even means. The correct answer is six septillion.” He joked: “Fancy not knowing that.”
The host was stunned as chaser Paul answered correctly. But Paul, too, admitted that it was a guess. He said: “It was of three choices and I went for the highest. There is no wow about it – it was a complete guess.”
Curious, Bradley asked the quiz genius: “How would you work out the weight of anything like that?” But Sinhaman was still stumped as he replied: “Oh I don’t know.”
Fans on Twitter were outraged as they claimed that ‘impossible’ questions stopped any chance of contestants progressing to the final. Phil said: “The Chase rolling out the impossible questions to stop any progress. It’s so blatant #TheChase”
Gary said: “How the holy hell was Janet supposed to know the weight of the earth??? Pop it on a pair of kitchen scales???? Ridiculous #thechase bring her back. Questions are supposed to be factual not estimated clap trap!”
Jack said: “Janet was done up like a kipper those questions were totally guessing ones #TheChase.” Meanwhile, Simo said: “What a stupid question.#thechase.”
The Chase airs weekdays at 5pm on ITV and the ITV Hub
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