Shaun, 58, is known for his harsh demeanour as The Chase’s Dark Destroyer, but on this afternoon’s instalment, the real-life barrister let his alter ego slip once or twice.
Bradley Walsh, 58, revealed Shaun as the chaser after the first player completed their cash builder round, but it wasn’t until he faced the third player Shaun tried to show a softer side.
Having lived in the UK for three years, contestant Bao, originally from New York, tried his luck in adding some cash to the jackpot prize on the ITV quiz show.
However, when Shaun greeted the contestant after he managed to accumulate £1,000 in his cash builder round, he was more than surprised by the player’s reply.
I thought he was going to reply
Standing at the bottom of the board, Bao looked up to Shaun who took his set and welcomed the player by saying: “Hello Bao.”
However, the chaser was met with an awkward silence as the freelance graphic designer seemed to dismiss Shaun’s acknowledgment.
As the silence prolonged, Shaun turned to Bradley and said: “I thought he was going to reply, I’m sorry,” acknowledging he was holding up the game.
Bao grinned whilst Bradley smirked at the response, but it seemed the player didn’t intend to ignore the chaser, simply answering with a smile.
The host then proceeded to carry on with the round after the brief interval and Bao did enough to make it back for the final chase.
Before Bao made his play in the game, 49-year-old Alan