The Chase's Mark 'The Beast' Labbett slams new chaser over fears his pay will be cut
31 January 2020, 10:40 | Updated: 31 January 2020, 10:46
Fans of the show were excited to hear about a new addition to the show - but there are concerns from the other chasers.
Popular ITV quiz show The Chase has recently announced it'd be introducing a brand new chaser to the team, which is very exciting news.
Quiz show host Bradley Walsh, 59, has revealed that a new genius will be joining Mark Labbett, Jenny Ryan, Anne Hegerty, Paul Sinha and Shaun Wallace.
However, not everyone is as excited, as The Beast (aka Mark Labbett) has revealed that he has some concerns about introducing a new quizzer into the mix.
The star, 54, has complained that the addition of a new chaser is making him fear for a drop in his pay packet, along with less screen time.
Mark has also raised that he doesn't get as much work on other shows, and said that being a middle-aged white man makes it harder for him to get work as it makes him to wrong demographic for TV execs.
Former school teacher Mark revealed: “I’m gutted about it, to be honest. We only get paid for when we work so a new chaser means less work.
“There will be a point where I can’t afford to do it any more. I’ll have to go back to teaching.
“Last year we only filmed half as Bradley Walsh was on Doctor Who and if I didn’t have other work it would be really tough.”
He added: “I’ve got a slight disadvantage because TV has too many white middle-aged quiz presenters.
“I haven’t had as many offers as Anne Hegerty and we have the same agent."
Speaking about what he'd love to be a part of, Mark said that "my dream would be to host University Challenge.”