Mark Labbett, aka “The Beast,” has revealed he has a new job after the US version of “The Chase” didn’t invite him back.
Mark Labbett has been a familiar face on British television since 2009 after joining The Chase alongside Shaun Wallace and Anne Hegerty.
The Chase is a game show that pits four ordinary people against a quiz master in hopes of winning the big bucks. The ITV show, which airs daily at 5pm, is hosted by Bradley Walsh and features fellow chasers including Paul Sinha, Jenny Ryan and Darragh Ennis.
The US version of The Chase included Mark as one of their chasers with appearances on the show between 2013-2015 and 2021-2022.
However, he has been dropped from the upcoming season’s line-up, which will be their third in the United States.
He took to Twitter to express his disappointment at his lack of engagement.
Mark said: “Sorry not to be invited back but really excited about the new lineup. I expect Brandon and Victoria will excite America.”
It has not been confirmed why Mark was removed from the cast, however BuzzerBlog reported that The Chase US lost 33% of its population and 40% of its viewership.
The new season will shake things up with Victoria Groce, Brandon Blackwell and Buzzy Cohen.
But all is not lost for Mark, when asked on Twitter about returning to the show, he wrote: “Too late I work for GSN now.”
GSN stands for Game Show Network, they are a television company in America that owns shows like Match Game, People Puzzler and Pyramid.
Mark hasn’t announced his new job title yet, but it’s safe to say he’s staying in the TV quiz show realm.
Mark Labbett is best known for playing “The Best” on the television game show The Chase.
He has appeared on the UK, US, and Australian versions of the game show.
Mark recently announced that he will not be part of The Chase US Season 3 and has a new job at Game Show Network.
- Mark Andrew Labbett was born on August 15, 1965 in Tiverton
- He has a Masters in Mathematics from Exeter College, Oxford
- Mark was a math and PE teacher before becoming famous for his quiz brain
- His spark to quizzes began while he was working at a summer camp in Butlins
- He discovered his talent and joined Mastermind in 1999 – his specialty was the Olympic Games
- In 2012, Mark placed 89th at the World Quizzing Championships
- He has lived in Caldicot, Monmouthshire, as well as Newport and Rotherham
Mark Labette spoke radio times on his thoughts on the spin-off show Defeat the hunters: “Personally, I definitely prefer the regular Chase.
“Defeat the huntersmaybe it’s the control freak in me, but there’s very little we can do about it because the producers can choose who the chasers are, what times are offered and how much money.”
Shaun Wallace was there The hunt with Marco since 2009.
The quizzer is also a lawyer and lecturer – he’s 62 and hails from London.
Anne was also one of the founding members of The hunt Cast alongside Mark and Shaun.
She is known as The Governess – she is 64 years old and hails from Westminster.
Bradley is the moderator of The hunt and that since the start in 2009.
The 62-year-old hails from Watford and is both a singer and TV personality.
Mark has been married to Katie since 2014 – Katie is his second cousin and 26 years his junior.
They separated after seven years of marriage due to their age difference.
In an episode of who wants to be a millionairePeople were surprised when Charlotte called Mark when her phone was a friend option.
Charlotte is a Welsh singer originally from Llandaff.