The Chase has responded to viewers convinced the show was rigged to avoid paying jackpot 3 years ago

The Chase has responded to viewers convinced the show was rigged to avoid paying jackpot

Peter and Warjinder were one second away from winning £60,000

The Chase has responded to viewers absolutely convinced Wednesday night's show was "rigged" and "fixed" so that the Governess would not only win, but deprive contestants of a mighty £60,000 jackpot.

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The apparent controversy centres around a timer, which appeared to slow down, during the final chase.

Regular watchers will know that during the final chase the timer freezes when the last correct answer is given, more astute fans may have noticed that this was the case on Wednesday.

Further, the show is reviewed and adjudicated by lawyers to ensure fair play. They confirmed the above was the case when the Governess answered "Africa" when asked for the native continent of the blue spider.

A The Chase spokesperson said: "Anne gave the final correct answer within the time remaining. The game control system stops the countdown as soon as the correct answer is given.

“On this specific example, the clock stopped with one second still showing, giving the appearance that the Chaser had more time to answer but, in fact, the Chaser had already given the correct answer, the clock had been stopped and the team had been caught with one second remaining on the clock.

“This was checked and confirmed by an independent adjudicator. This was explained to the contestants who accepted and agreed with the decision.”

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Storm in a teacup or what lads.