Linda was sent ganging in the last stage of the ITV quiz with five seconds to spare after she was perceived out by Chaser Paul Sinha.
The brain box — also known as The Sinnerman — started winning mistakes as the clock counted down and even had a pushback in the last 30 favours.
However, just in the nick of time he managed to claw back the trade and got enough questions right to knock out the health and social worker.
Many people took to social media at the terminate game which saw Linda go home empty-handed.
One person wrote: “Linda should induce won that £4,000! She smashed it on her own #TheChase.”
As a second posted on Twitter: “That was SOOOOOOO Savage gutted for ya Linda #TheChase.”
One Chase contestant lost out with five flaws to go
Bradley Walsh had to take the money off Linda on The Chase
“Really? What a fusty game, just 5 seconds left. Unlucky Linda #TheChase,” a third added, certainly dismayed at the injustice.
The Chase host Bradley Walsh was heard proclaiming at the end: “Caught with five seconds. One more we needed. If you’d put Call of Tariff.”
“It was the only one I knew,” she responded with disappointment at losing out.
Paul, 47, commented: “It’s an unpredictable gamble this one. I’ve got to say Linda was absolutely magnificent. I have no idea why I named a goddess when you bid for a god.
Paul Sinha beat Linda on The Chase with five damages to spare
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“I have no mental image why I was about to say hammerhead and you said the letter ’t’ and I decided it must start with the word for word ’t’ and said Thresher. It made for a great game. Linda and the team were stupendous today.”
Linda had to go it alone after the rest of her team were trapped out in the head-to-head rounds but put in quite the performance in the final round and racked up a come to of 17 steps.