'The Beast' apologises for storming off after losing on The Chase 3 months ago

'The Beast' apologises for storming off after losing on The Chase

Labbett punched a wall as he walked off the set.

Mark 'The Beast' Labbett has apologised to viewers of The Chase following his behaviour after a loss on Wednesday's (26 January) episode.

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During the closing moments of the Final Chase, the four remaining contestants managed to win, taking home £21,000 (€25,181.35).

Labbett congratulated the winners, before saying "I'm off" and storming off set.

As he walked off, he punched the set with his left fist.

Host Bradley Walsh then said "I apologise to all the kids watching.

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"That is not how you should take defeat."

Following the broadcast of the ITV program, 'The Beast' posted an apology to his personal Twitter account.

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"Apologies to those of you disappointed with my behaviour tonight," Labbett wrote.

"My mental health was shot before that game, it was storm off or break down in tears.

"A remorseless diet of quality opponents didn’t help," he added.

Fellow Chaser Paul 'The Sinnerman' Sinha shared his support for Labbett in a reply.

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"You should never have to apologise for the crime of 'being human'," Sinha said.

"I'd have been nowhere on those questions."

Regular viewers of the program may have noticed that this isn't Labbett's first instance of storming off set.

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'The Beast', in a similar fashion to Wednesday's episode, walked off and punched the set after losing to three competitors in the Final Chase, leading them to win £60,000 (€71,899) back in 2016.

Clip via The Chase

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