Mark Labbett, 54, returned to The Chase with a celebrity special as host Bradley Walsh, 59, was joined by comedian Russell Kane, 43, actress Leonie Eliot, 31, Strictly Come Dancing professional Kevin Clifton, 36, and actress Bonnie Langford, 55, in the studio. The quizmaster took to the micro-blogging site and revealed that he was “utterly exhausted” while he filmed the episode in the midst of a surprising admission. The Chaser who shares a young son with his wife Katie Labbett, 26, admitted his parental duties left him exhausted ahead of filming for the ITV show. In view of his 114,000 followers, Mark wrote: “I was utterly exhausted filming this episode, miracle my eyes were open. The joys of fatherhood #thechase.”
Fans flocked to comment on the post, as one person said: “Fatherhood suits you.”
Another person quipped: “Is this justification for when you lose Mark?”
While a third person added: “It’s worth it.”
Mark later responded to a social media user who remarked he never let contestants win on The Chase unlike his co-star Shaun Wallace.
The person in question wrote: “Aww you never let them win like Sean does.”
The ITV favourite replied: “I told you I was tired #goldendoodle #thechase,” before he added: “[Shaun] never lets them win”.