Bradley Walsh, 60, was on hand to try and help former Strictly Come Dancing star Judy, 61, broadcaster John Inverdale, 63, actor Bernard Cribbins, 91, and television personality Scarlett Moffatt, 30, win some money for their chosen charities. Before they could do so, the team had to take on all five Chasers, who were dressed as iconic characters from the history of music. However, in the midst of The Chase Christmas special, the ITV quiz show host lost his composure and as a result, didn’t complete the question he was asking the tennis coach and her opponent, Jenny ‘The Vixen’ Ryan, 38.
The moment came when the presenter asked: “A young girl kills the first person she meets and then teams up with three strangers to kill again’ described which film?”
Explaining the choices of answers the pair had to choose from, Bradley said: “A, Into the Woods, B, The Wizard of Oz, C…”
Unfortunately, he couldn’t say the latter option of Annie Get Your Gun as he burst into hysterics thinking Wizard of the Oz was an absurd answer.
However, the countdown of the clock began and as a result, both Jenny and the former Strictly contestant locked in their answers.
Realising he’d made an error and the game had continued without him, the host declared: “You can’t! What? No! I haven’t said the last one yet.”
“Who pressed? Who pressed? Who pressed?” he asked the players, to which Jenny replied: “You never were going to press it!”
Frustrated over the mishap, Bradley asked: “Who pressed? I haven’t said C yet!” but Judy thought she’d hit back at the presenter.
“I’ve always been quick off the mark,” she said, silencing the host of the show as he smirked at the camera.
The presenter then wanted to continue with the game as he told the tennis coach she had locked down Into The Woods as her answer.
Putting their heads together for the first time in the episode, the four celebrities managed to accumulate 21 points Mark ’The Beast’ Labbett, 54, would have to match if he wanted to defeat them.
The Chaser decided to dress up as music legend Noddy Holder, 74, which was well-received by his opponents.
By the end of the Final Chase and with several pushbacks, the contestants managed to win the jackpot for their chosen charities.
This meant each player made a donation of £5,500 to a cause close to their hearts but the quizmaster was very frustrated he had been beaten.
However, he did still applaud their efforts and said the team were “very well deserved” winners of the game.
Taking to Twitter, viewers reacted to the result of the show, with one writing: “Glad the charities get some cash #TheChase.”
Another added: “You’ve got to let any team that includes Sir Bernard Cribbins win – he’s a national treasure!… #thechase.”
Whilst a third simply commented: “Well done team #TheChase.”