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.
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.