Russell managed to bag £7,000 in the cash builder round, however, he later chose to play for £2,000 insisting it was the best decision.
His fellow contestants were left stunned by his choice but were thrilled when he managed to beat Mark.
However, the chaser, who is also known as The Beast, warned him: “It’s absolutely the right thing to do if you’re going to be the guy getting 15 to 20 answers in the final chase.
“But if you don’t it was an absolute piece of cowardice of the highest orders.”
While viewers at home were outraged by Russell’s decision to take the low offer, they were even more infuriated when he claimed it was an insult when other competitors were given low offers.
Many fans of the ITV game show took to Twitter to slam his choice as well as his advice to the other players.
One viewer tweeted: “#TheChase Russell…’The lower offer is just ridiculous.'”
While another added: “#TheChase Russell..”the 1 is a bit of an insult”. Well you were insulted with 2K and took it you coward. Alison has more balls than you.”
“Gets £7,000 but decides to take the £2,000? What an absolute mug you are Russell boy #TheChase,” a third shared.
Someone else noted: “If you’re gonna take the lower offer why bother trying so hard on the cash builder?! #TheChase.”
The Chase airs weekdays on ITV at 5pm.