‘It’s simple’ The Chase star Mark Labbett warns co-stars ‘Stay out the way’

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Mark Labbett, also known as The Beast in the hit ITV quiz show The Chase, spoke about the upcoming series of spin-off show Beat the Chasers, which sees all the Chasers taking on contestants together. Beat the Chasers returns on Saturday, with more contestants attempting to take home £100,000 – but there will be some changes. Speaking about working as a group as opposed to competing alone, 56-year-old Mark warned his teammates to “stay out of the way” unless they are absolutely sure of the answer to a question.

When asked if the Chasers use any particular tactics, Mark replied: “Buzz in quickly – IF you know it.

“Otherwise, stay out of the way. It’s as simple as that.”

The Chasers work as a team on the spin-off, but it seems Mark perhaps becomes impatient with his colleagues if they buzz in without getting the correct answer.

It might emerge that his fellow Chasers Shaun Wallace, Anne Hegerty, Paul Sinha, Jenny Ryan, and Darragh Ennis will be guilty of buzzing in too soon in the new episodes.

The show sees contestants going up against a selection of Chasers, and the new series will see all six taking part for the first time.

Newest Chaser Darragh ‘The Menace’ Ennis joined the programme for the first time in series three but sadly, Paul Sinha was unwell during filming, so was unable to be a part of the show with the other five.

But all six will be on the upcoming series, which is set to have viewers hooked once again.

On the subject of the upcoming series, Mark continued: “This is a formidable team and I’m sure the contestants were all VERY nervous.”

When asked about the added pressure on constants, who will have to face six Chasers, “The Beast” said: “The pressure is always there for the contestants – they’re facing the best quizzing brains working as a team.

“I’m sure there were a few more nerves when they realised all six of us would be there.”

He added that he would sum up the series as “dramatic” and urged viewers not to miss the new episodes, which will see some new features added.

One new addition will be bigger cash prizes.

Describing the atmosphere in the room while the bigger prizes are on offer, Mark commented: “Big risks mean big cash prizes – it’s just whether anyone dares take on the challenge.”

The new Super Offer feature will come as a major change to the show’s format.

When each player enters the studio, they will have a maximum of five cash builder questions to answer and, if they answer four correctly, they will take on the Chasers, choosing how many to battle.

However, the Super Offer will be in play if a player answers all five cash builder questions correctly.

The Super Offer will see a significantly higher amount up for grabs than anything previously seen.

More money could certainly add even more drama to the tense quiz show, and with all Chasers taking part, it seems the new series is shaping up to be an eventful one.

Hopefully, for Mark, his teammates and fellow brainiacs won’t hog the buzzer too much.

Series four of Beat the Chasers will return to ITV on Saturday, September 11 at 8.30pm.

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