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The Chase viewers fuming over ‘unfair’ question for blind contestant


The Chase viewers were left fuming after labelling a question a blind player on the gameshow received as “unfair”.

Bradley Walsh was back hosting the ITV show on Thursday night (October 14), with four new players stepping up to take on a Chaser.

Kathryn, Rob, Sue and Nick were up against Paul ‘Sinnerman’ Sinha in a bid to win some money.

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But when blind contestant Rob, who brought his guide dog Bob on the show with him, was knocked out, viewers felt he was dealt a rough hand.

The 56-year-old, from Scotland, was the third person from his team to go head-to-head with the chaser after building £5,000 in his cash builder round.

But he was sent home after failing to make it back, with viewers branding a question unfair and mean.

Bradley asked Rob: “How many number usually appear on a standard UK barcode?”.

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Viewers fumed about the question on Twitter.

Phil Tutty wrote: “I love #TheChase but asking a blind person how many numbers in a barcode today, and the last time a blind person was on they asked a question about snooker ball colours. Can anyone remember when they have asked a question of a sighted person that only a blind person would know?”

lynda said: “Unfair question to ask a blind contestant how many. Numbers in a barcode ! Shame on you #Thechase”

Albie sarcastically added: “A nice level playing field on #TheChase, let’s ask a blind contestant how’s many numbers there are on a barcode.”

Sandra Harvey wrote: “The ‘How many digits on a bar code?question was so wrong for a blind contestant #TheChase”

Sharon Forbes said: “I think that barcode question was a bit mean for a blind person who has never been able to actually see one #thechase”

Jack Stewy added: “#thechase should be ashamed asking a blind dude a question which is based on visual knowledge.”

Regular__John said: “That #thechase question was no better than asking the blind contestant “what colour of shirt am I wearing?””

And Sue wrote: “#thechase Asking a blind contestant how many numbers are there on a barcode is totally absurd! How on earth would they know!”

The Chase continues tomorrow at 5pm on ITV.




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