Beat the Chasers: Digital Spy readers love The Chase spin-off

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From Digital Spy

The Chase's new spin-off series Beat the Chasers made its debut this week, and given its parent show's popularity it certainly had a lot to live up to.

However, it seems Digital Spy readers thought that it was a big success, with nearly two thirds giving a favourable opinion in our poll.

Based on 2,476 votes so far, 62% said it was just as good as The Chase, while 38% said it was disappointing.

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Beat the Chasers has certainly had fans talking all week, with viewers taking issues with some contestants as well as having hysterics over a NSFW joke from Chaser Anne Hegerty.

Meanwhile, Chaser Paul Sinha was forced to shut down claims that he gave a "dirty look" to fellow star Jenny Ryan during the show's debut episode.

After fans suggested he gave a look to Ryan when she got an answer wrong, Paul clarified on Twitter: "I did not give @jenlion a dirty look. I didn't know the answer.

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"And Jenny takes a lot of hits by buzzing in with pop culture guesses when the rest of us are clueless. My annoyance was with me for not knowing the answer."

Jenny herself then added: "And if that's what folk class as a dirty look, just wait and see what expressions I crack when someone makes a proper error..."

Beat the Chasers continues tonight (April 30) at 9pm on ITV.

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