Somehow I don’t think comments made by The Chase‘s Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett is going to win him too many fans….
The UK series is introducing a sixth Chaser, prompting Labbett to grumble about less work on the quiz.
“I’m gutted about it, to be honest. We only get paid for when we work so a new Chaser means less work,” he explained.
“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.”
That other work no doubt includes flying to Australia to film The Chase Australia. Tough gig.
Labbett also lamented having a “slight disadvantage” to other Chasers in securing work.
“I’ve got a slight disadvantage because TV has too many white middle-aged quiz presenters,” he explained. “I haven’t had as many offers as Anne Hegerty and we have the same agent.”
Perhaps there’s something omitted from this interview, but if life is really so tough filming UK and Aussie episodes might be time for a new agent, then?
Source: The Sun