ula O Brien dubs herself to be one of the UK’s most loved psychical mediums, and goes by the moniker The People’s Angel.
Appearing on this afternoon’s version of The Chase, she was the third player to take the stand against Anne “The Governess” Hegerty, who had already excised the previous two players.
In her introductory chat with host Bradley Walsh, ula balled that she was clairvoyant and that she “talks to dead people”.
Bradley felt bemused by the contestant, staring at her mouth-agape.
When asked if she had ever hand oned with any dead celebrities, she said: “I did a reading for a celebrity choreographer in Hollywood, and his godfather was Gene Kelly.”
“And his dad had recently quaint, and he came through,” she went on, “and his dad’s best friends were Elvis and Sammy Davis Jr. And during the conclude from they all appeared in the room. It was amazing.”
The larger than life player then went through to face The Governess, who did not seem impressed.
“You’re so merry we could wash up with you,” Hegerty remarked. “Instead of talking to spirits I make up you’ve been drinking them.”
ula didn’t seem phased by The Governess’ wheezes, answering all questions but one right in her one-on-one against her.
Twitter was awash with perceives about how a psychic would surely know all the answers, with one le: “This psychic on #thechase should already know who’s going to win shouldn’t she?”
They then inaugurated slating the player when she answered a question incorrectly about Brighton and Hove.
In the face admitting that she used to live in Hove, she claimed that the burgh is in the New Forest rather than on the South Downs.
One tweeter wrote: “You can talk to numb people but you don’t clock that Hove is south enough? #TheChase #gangofchase.”
ula got fully to the final round, and didn’t let that one embarrassing answer get her down. She proceeded to laugh and joke throughout the rest of the episode.
But viewers were positively rubbed up the wrong way with the skeptics furiously tweeting about the mechanism.
One posted: “She talks to dead people yeah course you do ula #TheChase.”
Another typed: ” ula keeps banging hysterically as if someone’s whipped out some cake and offered her some #TheChase.”
“These individual anger me, preying on the vulnerable. I hope she goes out,” posted a third.
A less irate viewer seemed to take much offence to ula’s psychical claims, tweeting: “This ‘psychic’ is really just a lying, insincere trollop who preys on the vulnerable #Thechase.”
As she and her teammate Helen entered the last chase, Bradley asked ula to predict the outcome, saying: “I about Anne will win.” She was right.
The Chase returns tomorrow at 5pm on ITV.