"they have shown more strength of character than you."
The Chase star Paul Sinha has hit back at Twitter trolls who criticise contestants on the show with a brutal tweet of his own.
The popular quiz show has amassed a legion of fans who tune in to watch the show. However, many take to social media to comment on players’ performances.
Presenter Bradley Walsh leads a team of four strangers who go up against one of the Chasers in a bid to build a cash prize.
Paul Sinha, also known as the Sinnerman, is one of the five Chasers up against them.
The other chasers are Anne Hegerty, also known as the Governess, Mark Labbett, aka the Beast, Shaun Wallace, known as the Dark Destroyer and Jenny Ryan, known as the Vixen.
On July 8, 2020, Paul hit back at viewers who criticise the contestants, branding them “vicious”.
Taking to social media, Paul had some harsh words for anybody who thinks they can do better.
He said: “Anyone feeling the need to be vicious to Chase contestants, trust me they have shown more strength of character than you. Four years ago.”
More than 900 people liked the tweet and many former contestants gave their take.
Anyone feeling the need to be vicious to Chase contestants, trust me they have shown more strength of character than you. Four years ago.
— Paul Sinha (@paulsinha) July 8, 2020
A former player named Ollie replied: “I got so much stick from strangers on here a couple of weeks ago after my episode from four years ago was aired. Someone even said they wanted to dropkick me!
“Thankfully I’m thick-skinned but to get so angry at a quiz show contestant is bizarre to me.”
Another former player named Paul said:
“I was on eight years ago and wish I’d have chosen the lower offer as I might have got through then!
“For anyone slagging off any contestants, it’s tougher than you think! If you’re so clever have a go yourself!”
Former player John wrote: “Had a great experience, and enjoyed my prize money too! Hope you are well.”
Rob added: “As a former contestant, I fully endorse this message. What have I missed?”
One person posted: “Why tf do people attack contestants? There’s literally no point. Like they’re all human.
“And who goes out of their way to find contestants and message them?”
Daniel added: “You should check the hashtag every night at 5 pm, you’ll see almost everybody slagging off every contestant!”
Repeats of The Chase have been airing to keep viewers entertained while filming has been abandoned.