Mark Labbett, a supply teacher from Newport, was a contestant on series 19 of the UK version of the show on 8 & 29 April, 2006. He had made an unsuccessful attempt at getting in 5 months before on 5 November 2005, which was the same episode where Charles Dickson also failed his attempt at getting in. When he did eventually get in he walked away with £32,000 after incorrectly answering his £64,000 question.

He is best known for his role as the "Chaser" on the ITV game show The Chase in the UK and as well as the American version in 2013-2015 and the Australian version since 2016.


Fastest Finger First

Fastest Finger First
Put these sporting events in the order they usually take place throughout the year.
• A: FA Cup Final • B: Horse of the Year Show
• C: London Marathon • D: Henley Royal Regatte
From the 8 remaining contestants, only Mark (with a time of 4.84 seconds) correctly answered C-A-D-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Mark's Run to the Million

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a type of biscuit?
• A: Congestive • B: Digestive
• C: Ingestive • D: Suggestive
£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these did highwaymen traditionally wear?
• A: Beret • B: Earmuffs
• C: Mask • D: Goggles
£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What word is used to describe the rapid, continuous talk of a comedian or a salesman?
• A: Batter • B: Clatter
• C: Matter • D: Patter
£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which celebrity couple first met on the TV show 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here'?
• A: Jamie & Jools Oliver • B: Tess Daly & Vernon Kay
• C: Jordan & Peter Andre • D: Madonna & Guy Ritchie
£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these creatures is not a quadruped?
• A: Cat • B: Crocodile
• C: Chameleon • D: Crane
£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which word describes a piece of knitting with a series of raised rows?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Ribbed • B: Spined
• C: Skulled • D: Hipped
Ask the Audience Results: A: 94% • B: 3% • C: 2% • D: 1%
£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Estoril is a resort in which country?
• A: Turkey • B: Italy
• C: France • D: Portugal
£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which fruit is the principal ingredient of a traditional 'tartle tatin'?
'Phone-A-Friend' lifeline used
• A: Peach • B: Pineapple
• C: Apple • D: Mango
Mark did not know, so she decided to call his friend and caterist Mo, who immediately answered Apple. He decided to go with her and won £8,000. Then, the klaxon called time and Mark would return on £8,000 with only 1 lifeline still available.
£16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Who played Long John Silver in the film 'Muppet Treasure Island'?
• A: Tim Curry • B: Tim Brooke-Taylor
• C: Tim Rice • D: Tim McInnerny
£32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the occupation of the American president Thomas Jefferson?
• A: Bishop • B: Carpenter
• C: Veterinary surgeon • D: Lawyer
£64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
The best-selling novel 'Miss Smilla's Feeling For Snow' is set chiefly in which country?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Canada • B: Denmark
• C: Switzerland • D: Nepal
Mark did not know, so he used his 50:50 lifeline. He took a free shot at A: Canada but the correct answer was B: Denmark


  • Mark has appeared on a variety of television quiz shows, including Mastermind, 15 to 1, University Challenge, and Grand Slam (UK). He was part of a winning team on Only Connect and he finished second on Brain of Britain and on The National Lottery People's Quiz.[1].
  • Mark represented Wales at the European Quizzing Championships from 2005 to 2007.
  • He was ranked 134th in the World Quizzing Championships 2014.[2]
  • His various nicknames include "The Beast", "Beastie Boy", and "The Man Mountain of Maths".


  1. "The Chase - Meet the Chasers". Bradley Walsh. Retrieved 20 July 2015
  2. "World Quizzing Championships Results". International Quizzing Association. Retrieved 20 July 2015