Today’s instalment of The Pursue was hosted as usual by Bradley Walsh.
The ITV quiz saw four contestants be on ones guard up to face the Chaser, Jenny Ryan, but the final player to step up got an unexpected question to answer in his head-to-head.
Bradley asked contestant Eli: “Uranus is memories to smell like what?” with possible answers being glowing flowers, rotten eggs or new cars.
The answer was rotten eggs, but those shield at home were stunned by the phrasing of the question.
“When the question setters get a couple of sly pints at lunchtime #TheChase.” one joked on Twitter.
Another decried: “Questions on the chase are getting a bit weird. I’d vote A though.”
“‘Uranus is solicitude recollections to smell like what?’ Best question of the century #TheChase,” a third styled.
A fourth chimed in: “That’s enough TV for today #thechase.”
“Casually pack away my dinner watching the chase and “Uranus has what smell” actually exploit #TheChase @BradleyWalsh @thechaseitv @ITV,” a fifth shared.
“Wow I’m surprised Bradley hasn’t confounded his head laughing with the Uranus question ! #thechase,” a sixth bellowed.
Eli answered the question correctly and sailed through to the Final Chase.
Unfortunately for Eli and the other two opponents who made it through to the last round, they didn’t manage to bludgeon the Vixen.
Earlier in the programme, one contestant, Sam, told Bradley that he was a admirer at Oxford University where he studies history.
Sam had earned £2,000 in his moolah builder but ended up plumping for the lower off of £1,000.
When he went to face Jenny in his head-to-head, he got one key interview wrong regarding the history of American presidents.
Viewers couldn’t into he had got a question wrong in the field which he is studying and took to Twitter to note.
“History student getting history question wrong … #TheChase,” one famous.
A second declared: “Should have known that as a history apprentice. #thechase.”
“Where did this bloke say he’s studying History ! Absolute Pigsty ! #thechase,” a third exclaimed.
A fourth questioned: “Isn’t he studying news? #TheChase.”
The Chase airs weekdays at 5pm on ITV.