Beat The Chasers fans all have the same complaint as latest episode blasted as 'a disgrace'

Beat The Chasers fans all have the same complaint as latest episode blasted as 'a disgrace'

BEAT The Chasers fans were fuming over the weekend when they realised Saturday's episode was a repeat.

ITV viewers labelled the move a 'disgrace' when they noticed the newest Chaser, Darragh 'The Menace' Ennis was missing from the lineup.

In The Chase spin-off show, contestants try to beat a combination of The Chasers to win prize money.

The repeated episode was the third from the first season, with fans having a sense of deja vu when outgoing contestant, Val Brown stepped on to the stage.

It first aired in April 2020 and saw Val narrowly miss out on winning £10,000 by just one second.

Not even contestant Sarah-Jane Seymour winning £9,000 could appease angry viewers who could not believe they were not seeing an original episode on 'primetime' TV.

"Absolute disgrace @itv showing repeats on primetime Saturday night TV. #BeatTheChasers," wrote one angry fan on Twitter.

Another added: "Oi @ITV, what's with the repeat of Beat The Chasers tonight? Primetime Saturday night TV and it's a repeat is shocking." 

And a third wrote: "Don't bother watching tonight's #BeatTheChasers. It's a repeat." 

The fans' anger could get worse after Chaser, Anne 'The Governess' Hegerty, has sparked rumours she'll quit the hit quiz show after Bradley Walsh claimed he will soon retire.

As the most in-demand man on TV, Bradley, 61, rarely gets a day to himself, and back in the summer he suggested he only had a couple of years left in the tank.

And now Anne, 63, has raised questions about her own future after 11 years on the show.

Speaking on the My Time Capsule podcast, she said: "It works so well, a) because it’s just such a good format, and b) because of Bradley.

"I mean, I can't imagine who else could do it. I know he managed to start a hare a few days ago by talking about maybe retiring in a couple of years.

"I mean, I think this was Brad just talking off the cuff. I don’t think he has any plans to retire.

"I think he just meant, you know, obviously I can’t go on forever."

Brad has hosted ITV quiz The Chase for 12 years and is about to star as Pa Larkin in ITV’s Darling Buds Of May reboot The Larkins.

But the host, actor and comedian is almost ready to turn his back on his 40-year career in showbiz.

Earlier this year the telly star said on the Sliding Doors podcast: "You know what, in a couple of years time I won’t have to do any of it, I’ll be retired and that’ll be it.

“It seems like I’m on your screen all the time only because I cram everything in a certain area of the year.

"We make 210 Chases, 16 Celebrity Chases, 16 Beat The Chasers. It’s only actually 86 days recording."

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