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ITV The Chase contestant’s age stuns fans but the result has them fuming

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You’re never too old for the things that you love as one contestant on ITV’s The Chase has proved.

The show on Wednesday, March 3, saw contestant Margot in the hot spot and when she revealed exactly how old she was, fans were stunned.

On the show, quizzers Margot, Ria, Tom and Colin faced chaser Jenny ‘The Vixen’ Ryan in a bid to beat the professional and walk away with some cash.

At the start of the programme she was the last of the four contestants to introduce herself, reported Manchester Evening News.

She said: “I’m Margot, 91 and a psycho-therapist from Maidenhead.”

Host Bradley Walsh then went on to say: “…it is Margot’s 91st birthday today.”

Adding: “Happy birthday Margot. 91. Congratulations. I’ve got to say it’s a thrill to have you here.”



Host Bradley Walsh on the show
Host Bradley Walsh on the show

Margot later told how she was born in Germany but moved to the east end of London in 1939.

She told Bradley: “I’m more surprised than you that at 91 I’m still here.”

And it’s no surprise that The Chase viewers were quick to comment on social media about Margot.

One viewed said: “How remarkable is the contestant Margot on The Chase!? 91 years old, so with it and doesn’t look anywhere near her age! Would love to be like that at 91, if I make it! #TheChase!”

Another wrote: “NO WAY IS MARGOT 91? She looks better than me at 33. Wow #thechase”.

Comments continued: “#thechase Margot is a beautiful lady. Hope I look that good at 91.”

“I love #Margot on #TheChase she’s 91 years young and doesn’t look a day older than 60!! another commented.

And: “Margot is 91 (at the time of filming)?! Well, I wouldn’t have noticed! #TheChase.”

But the excitement soon faded as fans were left disappointed when Margot didn’t make it home with any money.

It comes after she revealed she wanted to get herself a TV with her winnings.

All four contestants made it back for the final chase with a £37,000 cash prize up for grabs.

The team managed to wrack up an impressive total of 22 questions.

But even Bradley admitted to being ‘stumped’ after the team lost the money with three seconds to spare.

And fans were upset for Margot.

“Jenny wtf, Margot who’s 91 just wanted a TV for her birthday! It was only 3 secs left just give it to them, don’t be smug about taking the money! #TheChase,” one disappointed fan wrote.

Another said: “Petition to get Margot a new tv @jenlion #TheChase.”

“Gutted for them. Also Margot I’ll buy you a tv. #TheChase,” wrote another.

Another asked: “Is anybody setting up a JustGiving page for Margot’s new TV or… #TheChase.”

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