Could This Be The Most Selfish Quiz Show Contestant Ever?


There could be a new contender for ‘least popular game show contestant ever’ after one woman was branded ‘selfish’ by viewers of ITV’s The Chase. 

Elaine from Preston – who notched up £6,000 by answering correct questions – has angered viewers by accepting a minus £7,000 offer despite her team mate winning £33,000 for them both.

She was offered the chance to play for £67,000 by ‘Chaser’ Mark Labbett but she instead played for minus £7,000 to ensure she would make it through to the final, reports the Daily Mail.


Her decision has caused outrage on social media, and even host Bradley Walsh couldn’t contain his shock at her decision to screw over fellow contestant Nigel who had already made it to the final round with £33,000.

This one seems a little excessive – she’s not responsible for the deaths of millions of people.

Elaine did go on to beat the Chaser but thanks to her ‘efforts’ left the final jackpot seven grand emptier than it would have been.

However, the Chaser showed no mercy in the final round and needless to say the pair ended the show empty handed.


Walsh commented:

Look at the worst thing, we could have been playing for a hundred grand and it could have come down to the wire, you’d have been really fed up then.

There’s a surprising amount of anger out there among quiz show fans. Best not to take the minus offer guys – it’s better for everyone.