Paul Sinha: The Chase star responds to all important ITV pay question: ‘No they don’t!’
The Chase star Paul Sinha, 49, was asked if he and his co-stars Mark Labbett, 53, Anne Hegerty, 60, Jenny Ryan, 37, and Shaun Wallace, 59, get paid more if they win in the final round. The final round sees the remaining contestants answer as many questions as possible within two minutes – with the Chaser taking their turn next – in a bid to win their earned money. A viewer queried on Twitter: “@paulsinha Paul my wife has asked if Chasers get paid more if they win the final chase?” In view of his 117,000 followers, Paul replied: “No they don’t.”
My wife has asked if Chasers get paid more if they win the final chase?
In view of his 117,000 followers, Paul replied: “No they don’t.”
The Twitter user responded: “Thanks so much for the reply.
“Love the show, you’re my wife’s favourite Chaser! And sending you our best wishes.”
Elsewhere, earlier this month, Paul hit back at a Twitter user who described him as “rude and obnoxious”.
Paul shared a tweet revealing he was in search of publishers as he is keen to write a quiz book.
One Twitter user took the opportunity to slam the star after an apparent meeting with the quizmaster.
They commented: “Make sure you include the part about how you hate it when strangers try and talk to you on the train (to Lime Street), and how it brings out your rude and obnoxious side.”
Paul responded: “I’m someone who spends much of his life cheerfully engaging with strangers.
“You’re someone picking the worst week of my life to complain that I didn’t give you the attention that you craved. It’s just possible you’re a p***k.”
The pair’s heated exchange continued with the Twitter user writing: “Hardly complaining. Just helping you with your notes innnit.”(sic)
Paul said: “Just imagine being you. Never once having the nagging doubt that you might be the problem.”
They added: “What problem? The problem of people on trains being rude? Got bigger things to worry about mate than some fella off the tele not being the jovial, happy-chappy I’d assumed him to be. All the best.”(sic)
The ITV star finished: “It seems that whatever I must have thought of you at the time, I was absolutely spot on.”
Just a week before the heated Twitter exchange, Paul revealed he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s.
Taking to his personal blog, he told fans he was diagnosed with the disease on May 30th.
As part of a lengthy statement, he said: “It was a devastating denouement to a medical odyssey that began in September 2017 with a sudden-onset, frozen right shoulder, and took in an unexpected diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, a lifestyle transformation that enabled me to lose two stone, and a shoulder operation in January this year.”
The Chaser added his reaction wasn’t “one of shock”.
He went on to say the last two weeks had been “tough” for him, adding: “Cancelling my run at the Edinburgh Fringe, missing the World Quizzing Championships to have brain scans, performing club sets whilst emotionally bewildered, and of course working my way through my loved ones, delivering the bad news.”
The comedian added he had a treatment plan in place and now feels “far more prepared for the new challenges ahead”.
The Chase continues tonight at 5pm on ITV.
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