#TheChase viewers cringe as Mark Labbett mentions ex- wife during show

The Chase presenter Bradley Walsh was back this evening to welcome a host of new contestants onto the ITV quiz show. 

Leon, 32, Billy, 20, Nikki, 45, and Julie, 53, made up today’s team and Mark Labbett, also know as the Beast, was the chosen Chaser the four hopeful quizzers had to face. 

Leon got the team off to a disappointing start when he was beaten by Mark after winning £3,000 in the cash builder round. 

However, one question during his round led to an awkward comment from Mark about his wife which viewers were quick to pick up on. 

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Bradley asked the pair: “Percale is a variety of what fabric?” and read out the possible answers as “Leather,” “Cotton,” and “Linen.” 

Leon decided on “Leather” and reasoned: “The name sounds a little too fancy to be leather,” but Bradley shook his head and revealed the correct answer to be “Cotton.” 

Mark, who answered correctly, then remarked: “My lovely wife bought me as a birthday present a book of terms, thank you darling.” 

Mark and his wife Katie Labbett were reported to have spilt after the 26-year-old spoke to The Sun on Sunday explaining that she was now dating another man. 

In the interview, she said: “Mark and I had been talking about separating for some time – we have been drifting for a while. He works away a lot and that’s been hard. A lot of people think it’s the age difference but we

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