The Chase Celebrity Christmas special saw some of the UK’s biggest stars win £ 200,000 for charity – but some claim the show was rigged.
Celebrities Jenni Falconer, Lesley Joseph, Judge Jules and Patrick Kielty took on The Chaser Shaun Wallace.
In the final round, the team took the lead – and pocketed their charity the massive amount.
The celebrities clapped and celebrated The Chase host Bradley Walsh told them, “All I can say is, well done. Guess what you weren’t caught, you passed the Chaser. ‘
Shaun, admitting defeat, added, “Fantastic performance, well done.”
The stars played for four charities – Children’s Trust, Cancer Research UK, Acting for Others, Cancer Fund for Children. Their prize fund means that each charity will receive £ 50,000.
Some home viewers were thrilled to see such a big win, with, writing on Twitter: “An incredible performance on #TheChase by @Jennifalconer and a team taking home £ 200,000 for their chosen charities.”
Wow what an amazing performance from all the celebrities tonight #The hunt Christmas Special 🤩Thank you THANKS to @PatricKielty for winning us a surprise Christmas gift of £ 50,000 to support children and young people living with cancer 💛# togetherthroughcancer ?? pic.twitter.com/HH0MzcVPoA
– Children’s Cancer Fund (@CancerFundChild) December 24, 2021
The lucky four each won £ 50,000 for their respective charities! Charities will be forever grateful to you! ??
Well done Patrick Kielty, Lesley Joseph, Judge Jules and Jenni Falconer! ??#The hunt
– Shaky🎀🦄💖 (@ShakyWoon) December 24, 2021
– Milngavie (@milngavie) December 24, 2021
– Rachael Lewis (@rubyrache) December 24, 2021
Another wrote: “Wow Patrick Kielty took a big risk taking the £ 179,000 on #TheChase and it paid off for the team to make £ 200,000. I like people who can take risks.
Meanwhile, others were less impressed with the stage, with a handful saying the show was “fixed” and “so rigged”.
Now I know these are thick celebrities. I know it’s Christmas. I know it’s for charity, but please! You might as well just give them the money and save us all trouble. Thank goodness I saved it so I could move quickly. #embarrassing #the hunt
– Archie (@KayakSeaFishing) December 24, 2021
– Albert (@ SgtAlbert69) December 24, 2021
The celebrity chase is so clearly rigged, what a shit #the hunt
– Ben #GSBOUT (@ Walshee1) December 24, 2021
Which solution #the hunt but good cause
– Lord_Muck (@chandris) December 24, 2021
Some are winning. Was it easier I wonder? #The hunt
– Alan S (@ ronan367) December 24, 2021
– Martin Adlem (@ martinadlem1984) December 24, 2021
“What a #thechase solution but a good cause,” said one Twitter user.
A second tweeted: “Another fixed celebrity pursuit.”