‘The Beast’ Apologises For Storming Off ‘The Chase’ And Punching Set

'The Beast' Walks Off The Chase: The quizzer has apologised for his behaviour on the ITV programme.
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‘The Beast,’ who was recently blasted for a ‘creepy’ comment about Carol Vorderman, has apologised for his behaviour on The Chase after he walked off and punched a wall.

The quizzer, whose real name is Mark Labbett, has blamed his outburst on his ‘mental health’ and insisted that ‘it was storm off or break down in tears’.

After the episode aired, the 56-year-old took to Twitter, saying: “Apologies to those of you disappointed with my behaviour tonight.  

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

The reaction prompted host Bradley Walsh, who recently revealed lawyers have intervened on the programme when filming, to say: “I apologise to all the kids watching. 

“That is not how you should take defeat.”

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Mark Labbett walks off the set after ‘losing’ the Final Chase. Credit: ITV

Fans shared a series of supportive messages on Twitter and went on to thank Labbett for opening up. 

One wrote: “Mark, it’s tough on TV and more so when there are mental health issues, most humans have them, don’t ever be sorry for that.

“I suffer really really bad, I punch my walls, I slam doors.”

“Don’t apologise,” added another. “I had a s*** week where I broke down in tears in front of my bullying neighbours after I offered to pay for a worn fence.

“I was angry with myself then realised they still showed no remorse or empathy for upsetting me so much. Good people feel emotions. Big hug.”

A third quipped: “You should never have to apologise for the crime of ‘being human’. I’d have been nowhere on those questions.”

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.