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The Chase’s Mark Labbett reveals an exciting new job after being axed from the US series due to declining ratings

MARK Labbett, The Beast, has announced that he has found greener pastures after being dropped from the US version of The Chase earlier this year.

The fan favorite appeared on the US version of the game show from 2013 to 2015, and again from 2021 to 2022, but was axed before its third season on ABC.

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The Chase’s Mark Labbett shows off an exciting new job after being dropped from the US version of The Chase earlier this year.Credit: ITV
The chase is over for Mark Labbett who has found greener pastures at GSN

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The chase is over for Mark Labbett who has found greener pastures at GSNCredit: ITV

Along with Shaun Wallace, Mark Labbett is the only bully to have featured in the UK quiz since its debut in 2009.

Over the past decade, The Chase has spawned several international spin-offs, including The Chase USA and The Chase Australia, both of which have featured Mark, 56.

After several stints on the US version of The Chase, Mark joined the show as a regular chaser in 2021.

However, it was dropped from the series a year later, amid declining ratings.

Addressing the decision on Twitter, she said: “Not invited back, but very excited about the new line-up. I hope Brandon and Victoria rock America!

He added: “I was not renewed. No reason was offered.’

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Although no explanation was offered to Mark, it has been speculated that it was due to the show’s drop in ratings.

Game show specialist website BuzzerBlog took to Twitter to explain the series’ demise to viewers.

“Chase has been on a worrying downward trend for Season 3. It lost 33% of the demo (0.32) and almost 40% of viewers (2.229M average).

“Hopefully the latter half of Season 3 will do better,” they added.

However, US TV producer Jorge Andres Mondaca’s response to the tweet sparked a debate online.

“Back @MarkLabbett,” she wrote.

The audience then immediately rallied to the harasser’s support and demanded his return.

“Yes! Bring back Beastie!’ said an onlooker in agreement.

“Makes Less Beastie less fun,” added another.

However, Mark revealed that he had already moved on after being dropped from The Chase USA.

“Too late, now I work at GSN,” he declared.

GSN (or Game Show Network) is a US cable channel owned by Sony. They produce shows like The $100,000 Pyramid and Family Feud.

Jorge responded to Mark’s announcement, tweeting: “Their loss, Mr. Beast :). I hope you are well sir.

Mark and GSN have yet to confirm which US game show he will appear on.

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In the meantime, he will continue to appear in the UK version of The Chase, as well as the spin-off Beat the Chasers.

New episodes of The Chase premiere on ITV on Tuesday, September 1, at the usual 5pm time slot.



The Chase’s Mark Labbett reveals an exciting new job after being axed from the US series due to declining ratings

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