The Beast and his beauties! The Chase star Mark Labbett reveals that he has to ‘throw off’ women at events… after sharing details of his £1m a month wage
Chaser Mark Labbett has admitted that he has to ‘throw off’ women at appearances due to the amount of interest they show in him.
The maths whizz, known on the show as The Beast, explained that fans can get a little over familiar when they see him in real life.
The 6ft6 star also shared details of making £1million in a month last year, after appearing on the American version of the quiz show.
Much-loved: The Chase star Mark Labbett, 56, has revealed that he has to ‘throw off’ women at events as they get a little over-familiar
Chatting to The Sun, Mark revealed that while public appearances are fun, it comes with a cost: ”I’ve done a lot of gigs up and down the country, things like bingo hall and pub quizzes and it’s great fun but I can safely say on any given gig I get my a**e felt about four times, it’s at every gig and that’s not just women.
‘I’ve had women who have pulled my face on to kiss them, they sit down on my knees and I’ve had to throw them off.
‘The worst one was I was wearing jeans and the woman grabbed my meat and two veg,’ he told the publication.
Raking it in: The star also shared details of his £1million wage that he received for a months work last year
Staple: Mark joined the ITV show in 2009, quickly becoming a fan favourite with his dry sense of humour and towering intimidation
Admitting that he does think it’s unfair, Mark shared that if the roles were reversed between him and the fans, he would be ‘in the cells’.
The female attention comes following the quizzer’s split from wife of seven years Katie Labbett last year, after the pair got married in 2014.
After joining the ITV show in 2009, Mark recently appeared stateside on ABC’s version of The Chase, racking in £1million in one month.
Winners: The Chase won a BAFTA TV award just last week, where Mark shared more detail on his £1m salary
Savings: ‘I didn’t spend any of it, I just made sure pensions are topped up, and my son’s school fees are paid,’ he humbly admitted at the show
The former maths teacher revealed that the wage was ‘more than I earned in the first 49 years of my life.’
But speaking recently at the BAFTA Television Awards after The Chase snagged an award, he admitted that he hasn’t blown the fortune on anything but pensions and his son’s school fees.
‘I didn’t spend any of it, I just made sure pensions are topped up, and my son’s school fees are paid. I don’t need anything or want anything. I wear Clarks shoes and Marks & Spencers suits. I’m too old for fast cars. I’ve got a Volvo,’ he humbly admitted.
Split: Mark’s female attention comes after he split from wife Kate Labbett last year after getting married in 2014 (pictured in 2016)