The Chase contestant in agony as he loses out on £53,000 pot after button blunder

THE CHASE viewers were beside themselves following one moment on yesterday's show which saw a contestant make an almighty wrong answer blunder.

Bradley Walsh was back on screens with a new episode of The Chase as Jenny Ryan was the Chaser on hand to catch the contestants.

Gurpal was the last contestant to step up and take on the Vixen on the ITV quiz.

With two other contestants having already gone home, the only player who had made it through advised him to take the lower offer.

But despite receiving just £1,000 in his cash builder Gurpal decided to go for the higher offer of £53,000.

He pressed the other wrong answer by mistake

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Jenny congratulated Gurpal and he got off to a good start as he answered the first few questions correctly.

However, before long, Jenny caught up with him and was just one place behind the player.

The all-important question asked: “In Indian cuisine, what thin, spiced bread is made from ground lentil and fried in oil?”

The possible answers were poppadom, naan or paratha, with Gurpal selecting the second option.

But he admitted that wasn’t his intended answer, stating he thought he had pressed the last option.

Although, when the answer was revealed, it transpired he wouldn’t have been correct anyway as the right answer was poppadom.

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The Chase: One contestant managed to make a big mistake (Image: ITV)

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The Chase contestant Gurpal admitted he hit the wrong button (Image: ITV)

Viewers were beside themselves that Gurpal had made two mistakes and took to Twitter to comment.

“How the f**k does Gurpal get that wrong twice #thechase,” one questioned.

Another joked: “Gurpal pressed B but intended to press C but the answer was A. He prefers fish and chips. #thechase.”

“So he pressed the other wrong answer by mistake? #TheChase,” a third asked.

While a fourth exclaimed: “Pmsl, he thought he'd pressed C, actually pressed B, and the answer was A in any case! #thechase.”

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The Chase: Gurpal didn't make it through to the Final Chase (Image: ITV)

As a result of his error, Gurpal was then sent home despite his valiant effort to contribute £53,000 to the prize pot.

Only one contestant, Clare, made it through to the Final Chase against Jenny.

Playing for a jackpot of £7,000 Clare put in a strong performance and managed to get 15 points to get ahead of Jenny.

However, it wasn’t enough as Jenny was on top form and caught the player.

The Chase airs weekdays at 5pm on ITV.