Viewers of ITV’s Beat The Chasers were left unimpressed after one of the contestant’s first questions asked was “too hard” and went beyond simple general knowledge. The show’s host Bradley Walsh, 61, read out the question and three of the possible answers.
He said: “In snooker, what name is given collectively to the 15 reds and six color balls? A – object balls, B – contact balls, or C – pendulum balls.”
The host can be seen shaking his head in disbelief over the question as the contestant responds: “I’m going to have to guess this one, I really don’t know.
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“I’m going to say B – contact balls.”
Unfortunately, the correct answer was in fact object balls. Bradley replied: “Who knew? Never knew that, and I used to play quite a bit of snooker. I’ve never heard that!”
Viewers of the ITV show took to Twitter to express their fury over how “unfair” the first question was, with one person saying: “#BeatTheChasers I would have failed the first question.”
Another wrote: “Some absolute stinkers of opening questions on #BeatTheChasers tonight – that snooker one felt like a £32k+ one on Millionaire.
“The opener should be general knowledge, not specific knowledge. The celebs got jokey ones on the most recent episodes.”
A third commented: “In comparison to the others’ first questions , I think that question was a bit harsh #BeatTheChasers.”
A fourth said: “That’s unfair, a really hard first question. #BeatTheChasers.”
A fifth wrote: “That’s a horrid question for the first one. #BeattheChasers.”
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Anne Hegerty aka ‘The Governess’ was missing from last night’s episode, as she contracted Covid-19 before they were due to film and was therefore not permitted to take part. The production team was faced with the challenging task of finding Anne’s replacement for this series of Beat the Chasers with Australian chaser Issa Schultz, nicknamed The Supernerd, taking her spot last minute.
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