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Entertainment The Chase star Mark 'The Beast' Labbett sparks backlash over refusing second lockdown and blocks fans

11:06  22 september  2020
11:06  22 september  2020 Source:   ok.co.uk

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THE Chase 's Mark Labbett has blocked fans who questioned his intelligence after he called for people to refuse a second lockdown . The quiz genius was instantly swamped with backlash as fans questioned his logic on flouting any rules around Covid-19. One asked: "What's more important

Fans of the star were quick to congratulate him on his efforts, with the post prompting a string of It comes after Mark 's The Chase co- star Paul Sinha revealed he believes he has also contracted Anna Vakili reveals she hasn't lost the weight she gained in lockdown and says she and sister Mandi have

The Chase star Mark Labbett, AKA The Beast, has caused outrage online for expressing his views on there being a second lockdown.

The 55 year old sparked a flurry of opposition to a tweet he sent with the hashtag #SayNoToLockdown.

This was in response to Health Secretary Matt Hancock warning that a second lockdown is a possibility.

Mark Labbett wearing a suit and tie smiling and looking at the camera: Mark Labbett has sparked a backlash for tweeting his views © Getty Mark Labbett has sparked a backlash for tweeting his views

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The Chase 's Mark Labbett revealed he lost almost five-stone in lockdown thanks to not eating out and running after his three-year-old son. Appearing on Tuesday's edition of Loose Women, the TV personality, 54, explained that he 'never formally gave up any food' but simply found he shed the

MARK LABBETT - who is best known as The Beast on The Chase - has spoken out about numerous quiz requests he's received and turned down during the 'frustrating' coronavirus lockdown . Mark Labbett : ‘You kidding me? The Chase star slams request during 'frustrating' lockdown .

The TV personality saw his tweet spark political debate when he shared his view on not wanting Britain to lockdown again.

The quiz expert, who has lost a lot of weight in recent months, eventually had to block some of his 131.2K follower base as many questioned the star’s intelligence.

Mark Labbett wearing glasses and looking at the camera: Mark had to block followers © Twitter Mark had to block followers

The star took to Twitter to vent, writing: "Blocking a lot of people this afternoon.

"Politics is all about discussion/argument but questioning my intelligence is pretty counterproductive #SayNoToLockdown."

Many Twitter users had simply responded to Mark’s original “#SayNoToLockdown” tweet with the phrase “yes to lockdown”, but generally his comment divided followers.

For instance, one wrote: “Why Mark? Sure it's a pain, but at least it helps slow the spread considerably.”

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Mark is the second star of The Chase hit by coronavirus after Paul 'The Sinnerman' Sinha revealed he caught it Mark — who has appeared in The Chase , fronted by Bradley Walsh, since 2009 — said: “I am pleased to see the The Chase 's Mark Labbett snaps at Bradley Walsh after taunts over his diet.

Mark Labbett , better known as ' The Beast ' from ITV quiz show The Chase , has revealed that he is married to his second cousin who is also half his age. Mark , 52, originally from Tiverton, Devon, married Katie, 25, in 2014, but admitted that he had no idea they were related when they first met.

While another wrote: “But what about the millions of lives that’ll be ruined from collapsed businesses? the virus is here to stay, we need to protect the vulnerable and let people get on with their lives.”

Matthew Hancock wearing a suit and tie: Matt Hancock appeared on This Morning to discuss the possibility of a second lockdown © ITV Matt Hancock appeared on This Morning to discuss the possibility of a second lockdown

This comes as Matt Hancock appeared on This Morning on Monday, and in conversation with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, discussed the possibility of a second lockdown.

He said: “Well, we’ll be absolutely clear about changes that we need to make in the very, very near future.”

“It’s not a no, and it’s not a yes. We’ve been working on this all weekend, we haven’t taken the final decisions about what what we need to do in response to the surge that we have seen in the last few weeks.”

Later on Monday it was also revealed that all bars, pubs, restaurants and hospitality venues in England will now close at 10pm, a rule that will be implemented on Thursday.

It remains to be seen if a full lockdown will happen again.

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