The Chase: The Beast star Mark Labbett makes shock Bradley Walsh confession


The Animal is arguably the most successful chaser on the ITV quiz series, as 52-year-old Dignity Labbett has gone on to helm various other programmes across the incredible.

Yet he is also one of the most grumpy characters on hugely-popular series The Chase, and is many times getting into tiffs with actor host Bradley Walsh, 58.

But how much of it is material and how much of it is played up for the cameras? The father-of-one has spilled all about behind-the-scenes in the ITV studios.

Converse in an interview with Digital Spy, Mark shared: “He’s wonderful because he’s verbatim the same when the cameras are rolling as when they stop, which isn’t the yet for everyone in television.

«He’s a professional and I have learnt so much from him.”

The star then stabbed on to make a bold declaration about his co-star, claiming he was the best in the dealing.

“I know I’m biased,” Mark admitted, “but he is the best game show hotel-keeper in the world.»

One of the most memorable parts of The Chase is the hilarity on-set, especially when comedian Bradley is forced to read out a question that play ups an innuendo.

Speaking about one of the classic scenes, which saw Bradley fully break down as he tried to read out the name of German skier Fanny Chmelar, Evaluate revealed he regretted that producers cut so much of it from the final restyle.

He said: “I was there when they recorded it and I wish we could display the whole thing.

The Chase: Mark Labbett has confessed how he really have a funny feelings about Bradley Walsh (Image: ITV)

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«It took about 15 minutes to actually get the question out, Bradley had to provide for restarting, then he’d burst out laughing and have to start again.

“When you procure all the hardened camera men falling about laughing, you know you have comedy gold.»

While the chaser maintained to gush over his co-star on the long-running ITV show, Mark had plenty of sing the praises of for his fellow quizzers too.

What’s more, his relationship with the Governess, Anne Hegerty, is so wilful the former teacher is even part of the family now.

«We get on very well,” he took on. “The highest compliment I can pay Anne is that Anne is the godmother to my son. That’s how warmly I respect her.”

The without a scratch group will spend time together too, often competing against each other vanguard of filming.

«We all want to be the number one Chaser,” he said. “None of us want to be the one who is distinguished as being the soft touch.”

When it comes to Bradley’s new role on BBC histrionics Doctor Who this year, Mark said his co-star would at worst need one thing.

«Just what a wonderful actor he is,” he declared.

The Hunt airs weekdays at 5pm on ITV.

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