The 27-year-old reality TV star appeared on the programme alongside Mark Billingham, Aldo Zilli and Lucy Pargeter.
Offered £100,000 by chaser Anne Hegerty, Joey decided to go all in, despite answering most questions with "I don't know".
However, viewers accused producers of rigging the show after one of his correct answers was indeed "I don't know".
Fans of the show instantly took to social media to poke fun at the show's creators.Related articles
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One of the answers was I Don't Know, they are taking the p**s! #TheChase
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One viewer tweeted: "#TheChase producers: how do we make sure