Viewers are absolutely convinced The Chase was rigged to avoid paying out a £60,000 jackpot 4 years ago

Viewers are absolutely convinced The Chase was rigged to avoid paying out a £60,000 jackpot

What? A game show on TV? No way

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

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Who'd have thought a game show that pits dinner ladies versus professional quiz champions did so on an uneven playing field.

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

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Pure gutted (Credit: ITV)

With just seven seconds remaining the Governess, real name Anne Hegarty, got a question wrong and contestants Peter and Warjinder managed to take advantage and push her back another space.

After getting the next question right Hegarty was asked which continent the blue spider was native to.

But the clock seemed to linger on 0.01 for a significantly longer amount of time than it should have.

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The outrage! The ruddy faced gammon outrage!

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Some even complained to Ofcom.

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a Chase viewer scorned.

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And in other Chase related news, check out this utterly unbelievable attempt at a cash-builder.