The Chase’s Paul Sinha and Anne Hegerty slam vile trolls who posted racist abuse about show

THE Chase stars Paul Sinha and Anne Hegarty have slammed vile racist trolls who posted abuse about the show online.

It came after four new contestants were unfairly slammed on Twitter by some nasty viewers who dubbed the episode "an invasion".

On Tuesday night, four new hopefuls – Michelle, Salim, Karen and Riaz – teamed up to battle it out against chaser Paul, 51.

It quickly prompted a number of vile racists comments on social media as it was noted that all the players were non-white.

Vile fans branded the show "an invasion" and a "BAME special" in a series of social media comments that left Paul furious.

"I know it’s only a sad, inadequate minority, but those Chase 'fans' who had trouble with the ethnic make up of today's show – the Chase was never, ever for you," he slammed.


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His fellow Chaser Anne Hegarty replied in agreement, saying: "Depressing, isn't it?"

In last night's episode, fans were left in shock after Chaser Paul threatened to "knock out" one of the contestants.

As such with all players, each contestant had their eyes firmly on the task of taking home some cold hard cash.

But one contestant, Salim, seemed to have more selfish needs than his peers – and Paul wasn't about to let him get away with it.

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Salim revealed that he wanted to spend any potential winnings on himself rather than his wife and their daughters.

Salim managed to secure a measly £3,000 in the cash builder round – despite wanting £5,000 for the pricey decks.

The contestant then finally came face-to-face with Paul, who threatened: "Hello, Salim. I'm going to knock you out for the benefit of your wife.

"Because, I don't know what vinyl you've got in your home, but it definitely isn't the Rolling Stones, is it?"

They all laughed before they continued to play the game, with viewers at home equally entertained by The Sinnerman's quip.

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Taking to Twitter, one person penned: "Paul is clearly taking no prisoners this evening!"

Echoing their comments, someone else said: "Talk about landing a knockout blow. That's one way to get in the head of your opponent."

The Chase airs weekdays at 5pm on ITV

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