'Plenty of blame' The Chase star Mark Labbett issues apology amid 'condolences' ...

MARK LABBETT, who is best known as The Beast on The Chase, has offered his heartfelt "condolences" to students who had been impacted by their A-Level results being downgraded across the UK with exams being cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. It comes as quizmaster later offered an apology for an error.

PUBLISHED: 16:34, Fri, Aug 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 16:34, Fri, Aug 14, 2020

Mark Labbett is a firm fixture on ITV's The Chase and is best known for his quiz prowess. The 54-year-old has since spoken out about this year's A-Level students whose results had been "downgraded" with many teacher-predicted grades being lowered.

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It comes after the nationwide lockdown following the coronavirus pandemic which resulted in school closures.

Mark has offered his "condolences" and claimed many people are to "blame".

The ITV quizmaster admitted he was "dreading" what will be in store for pupils who will be receiving their GCSE results next week.

In view of his 129,000 followers, Mark wrote: "Condolences to everybody adversely affected by the A-Level adjustments. Plenty of blame to go around on this one, the moment the schools suit this was inevitable."

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He quickly acknowledged his error for using the word "suit" instead of "shut" as he blamed the autocorrect function on his phone.

The Chaser tweeted: "Oops that should be schools shut rather than schools suit. I blame autocorrect (probably my chubby fingers)."

Mark went onto address the current results issue and claimed politicians, media and parents "must bear some responsibility".

He penned: "Exams are the ONLY fair and objective way to assign grades."(sic)

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