The Chase favourite Mark Labbett stunned everyone this week when he revealed a secret link with one of the contestants.
With host Bradley Walsh just about to welcome Ben to the quiz stand on yesterday's (April 3) episode, Mark (aka The Beast) declared: "Next up, get your sombreros out... it's 'Ben the Bandit'."
Muffled laughter struck the studio audience, while Bradley asked Mark to explain himself.
"He has form with national quizzes," noted the Chaser, leading Ben to confess: "As Mark says, I've been on a couple of quizzes. This isn't my first rodeo."
But although Ben managed to accumulate a decent £9,000 in the cash builder, Mark took their rivalry into the game and reacted with: "That was rubbish. You got two wrong. I know he's good but I can see he's nervous. £39,000 says I'm better than you."
In the final chase, the team had a juicy £60,000 on the line, but sadly they failed to take a single penny of it back home with them.
Seemingly inspired by his personal connection to Ben, Mark bulldozed his way through the questions, answering 22 correctly and beating the team with six seconds to go.
Bandits really don't stand much of a chance against this beast.
The Chase airs on ITV.
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