The Chase's Mark "The Beast" Labbett shares one of the show's cash prize secrets

Publish Date
Friday, 8 May 2020, 7:12PM

Every weeknight, thousands of Kiwis tune in to TVNZ 1 to watch The Chase, but have you ever wondered how the Chasers decides the cash prize to put on the table?

Well, wonder no more, because Mark Labbett - who has starred the show since it began in 2009 - has spilt all. 

Taking to Twitter, a curious fan decided to ask the question to find out once and for all: "Do you make offers based on how the contestant does in the cash builder or are the offers already set out?"

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To which Mark replied, along with a smiley face emoji: "No idea, we get handed them on a sheet of paper. Not our money."

It has always portrayed as if the Chaser controls how much is on offer before they go head-to-head but now it is clear that ITV bosses are actually in control of the purse strings.