The Chase star Paul Sinha, 49, reportedly joked about his co-star’s nicknames and said the show was racist for calling Shaun Wallace, 59, the “dark destroyer”.

At a gig in Lewisham, South East London, he is reported to have said: “In 2011, I landed myself the dream job on the enduringly popular ITV quiz show The Chase.

“I am the t**t in the white suit. I have two nicknames, they are the Sinnerman and the Smiling Assassin, I don’t mind as the other Chasers are called the Vixen [Jenny Ryan], the Dark Destroyer, the Governess [Anne Hegerty], the Beast [Mark Labbett].”

Paul went on to say: “Anne Hegerty is called The Governess because she is bossy and cruel, and Mark Labbett is known as the Beast because he is f*****g his cousin. It is a distant cousin.

“Spare a thought for Shaun Wallace. He has been a barrister for 30 years and what do they call him? The Dark Destroyer?

“Because low level racism is still allowed on an ITV game show.” has contacted a representative for Paul Sinha and The Chase for a comment.

Mark previously opened up about his marriage to his second cousin Katie Labbett, 26, insisting the pair were unaware they were related at the time.

The pair tied the knot in 2014 and share a son together.

Earlier this year in a joint interview, he told Loose Women: “It wasn’t something we were aware of at the time its just one of those things that happened.”

The couple went on to say their relationship began after a “misunderstanding”.

Katie said: “It came from a mistake, Mark misunderstood something I said. Then it came from that.”

After their interview, The Sun reported Katie had cheated on Mark with another man, but her father denied this.

At the time, a spokesperson told the publication: “Mark and Katie are not splitting up.

“Everything is fine between them and they have been at home together this week.”

Katie later confirmed the pair had split after five years of marriage.

Following this, Mark Labbett addressed a “rough patch” in their marriage in another interview on Loose Women.

When asked how home life was by Christine Lampard, he replied: “Well, like a lot of relationships, you go through a rough patch. Our absolute priority is our son.

“We’re working as best we can to get through it.

“But we’ve always tried to be quite private. We’ve never done the glossy magazines.”

He continued: “A tabloid newspaper offered us a sum of money to give us an exclusive. And we respectfully declined. It’s not what we do.

“You won’t find a picture of our son anywhere on the internet because it’s been quite a deliberate decision.”

The Chase star continues today at 5pm on ITV.



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