It was a VERY awkward moment on The Chase. Source: ITV/The Chase.
The Chase has seen some awkward TV moments in its time, but one contestant almost took the crown with a near-miss on air this week.
It’s one of the most popular quiz shows in the world, and while we have our own version here in Australia, the UK version is just as popular.
On Wednesday’s show, host Bradley Walsh struggled to contain his laughter as he met contestant Graham, an engineer from Romford, England. While his appearance seemed to be going well from the first second, he then managed to land himself in hot water at home.
As Walsh asked what hobbies he has, Graham said he loves golf, adding: “I play Mondays, Wednesdays, and mainly Saturdays.”
The host then asked the all important question of what he’d spend the money on, should he win. Graham quickly replied: “Me and my wife went to Aruba about ten years ago… We flew business class, my wife liked that. So I’d like to very much treat her again.”
However, as Walsh asked what her name was, Graham paused for a few seconds, struggling to remember the name in front of the cameras, before finally saying: “Anita.”
Bursting into laughter, Walsh joked: “You had to think about that! You’re too busy playing gold Graham!” Luckily, it appears it was just a bit of stage fright – and who can blame him?
Viewers spotted the awkward moment straight away, and one wrote on Twitter: “How can you forget your own wife’s name? #TheChase,” while another joked: “Love Graham. Any man who has to think of his wife’s name is a top bloke in my book #TheChase.”
Graham struggled to remember his wife's name… doesn't bode well for the rest of the questions. #TheChase