- Publish Date
- Friday, 20 March 2020, 1:34PM
The Chase fans have been left fuming after a contestant on a recent episode of the game show accepted an offer of minus £4,000 in a bid to make it to the final.
Facing off against chaser Paul 'The Sinnerman' Sinha, David managed to accumulate a decent £5,000 in the cash builder round.
However, when he was offered -£4,000, £5,000 or £62,000 by the 49-year-old brainiac, David opted to knock four grand off his team's total, sacrificing the chance to win big money much to the disgust of The Chase and viewers alike.
When he consulted his teammates, who had bagged £18,000, he was begged to not take the minus offer.
"You did brilliantly well, really really well. Don't take a minus, please don't. If you don't mind. If you feel confident in going for the £62,000, then go with the £62,000. It's your choice," fellow contestant Gemma said.
But the retired chemical checker ignored the team's advice, leaving fans unimpressed.
One viewer fumed: "Taking a negative amount on The Chase is 100% scumbag behaviour."
A second insisted: "If I was on a team with such a person, I'd throw the game to prevent them from getting any money."
Another wrote: "Took the minus offer and didn't even bother to answer anything in the final chase."
After David made his choice, the much-loved Chaser spoke about the "rules" around taking the low offer as it often causes controversy.
Paul said there was no "golden rule" and explained it was all dependent on the circumstances of each particular game.
Before adding: "I don’t think there was any need to take the low offer."
In the end, The Chase contestants were caught by The Sinnerman after a tricky final round with 39 seconds left on the clock.