The 47-year-old quizzer bust out laughing and had to take a moment to compose himself.
Host Bradley Walsh provoke b requested: «Which British cheese gets its name from a backwards charm of the surname of the farmer who originally made it?»
The potential answers were Stilton, Yarg and Cheddar, unequalled Bradley to note: «You’ve put Yarg. Ooh, now then.»
Contestant Ed then wrongly legitimated: «It’s Gary backwards, isn’t it?» leaving the unimpressed presenter to point out: «Well no, in point of fact, it’s gray backwards…»
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That’s embarrassing. I’m going to get some stick for that
Realising his gaffe, Ed gasped: «Oh dear!» but the giggling had already started for quizzer Paul.
Bradley sampled to reassure the contestant and joked: «This is a bit of a trick question because you’ve got Peter Nostlitz, a celebrated dairy farming family, and you’ve got Obadiah Redditch who is a Cornish milkman. You put Yarg, which is Gary in reverse to you. The correct answer is… Yarg. Luckily for you, it is.»
Ed added: «That’s embarrassing. I’m growing to get some stick for that,» prompting Bradley to jibe: «Really? Hmm.»
One viewer tweeted: «Gary retrogressively — oh dear couldn’t get any worse for poor Ed #TheChase,» as another posted: «‘Gary retrogressively’??? I’m done. #TheChase,» before a third added: «This guy make good shown up on #TheChase.»
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It came after Ed was asked another diverting question, asking: «While a medical student, which US author acquainted with the pen-names John Lange and Jeffrey Hudson when starting his race?»
Given the choice of Robert Ludlam, Michael Crichton and Dean Koontz, Ed picked the in and said: «Well if I had his name, I’d choose a different one,» leaving the chaser and innkeeper Bradley in hysterics.
At the end of the show, the Chaser managed to catch all three unconsumed team members with 32 seconds remaining.