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The Chase viewers angry at ‘unfair and awful’ questions for blind contestant

The bank holiday edition of the new series of The Chase had viewers ranting on social media about the selection of questions given to a visually-impaired contestant

The Chase: Josh struggles with snooker question

The return of The Chase had viewers fuming after a blind contestant was given a series of “unfair” and “awful” questions.

The popular ITV quiz show, hosted by Bradley Walsh is into its 14th series and those watching at home are still as invested in the action as they have ever been and they were quick to take producers to task over the latest episode.

With four players looking to beat The Chaser by answering general knowledge questions in the hope of landing a big cash prize, some questioned the validity of what was asked.

This time it was Lesley, Phil, Jen and Josh who were taking on Chaser Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett and it was when blind student Josh stepped up to answer his questions that Twitter came alight with complaining viewers.



The Chase fans fuming as blind contestant gets asked ‘unfair’ question which ‘ignores disability’
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It was when Josh was asked about the colours of snooker balls and the order they are in on a table which irked those watching and they were soon calling out the producers over it.

One angry viewer fumed: “#theChase can’t believe the blind kid got the question on snooker ball colours wrong. Anyone can SEE its black. What a shocking question to ask someone with no concept of colour.”









Another weighed in about the legitimacy of the question: “Seems unfair + wrong that #TheChase just asked a sight-impaired contestant about which colour ball is furthest from the player on a snooker table #Disability #DisabilityTwitter.”

A third viewer questioned what Josh was asked: “Hard to believe but #TheChase just asked a blind man a question on the coloured balls of snooker, visual art and bioluminescence. I really hope it’s random selection.”



The Chase’s Marl Labbett was hoping to thwart the contestants
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A fourth ranted on Twitter: “Very unfair chase for Josh -some awful questions #thechase.”

While a sixth questioned: “What is with those questions for Josh? #thechase.”

*The Chase continues on weekdays at 5pm on ITV.

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