The Chase sparks outrage as blind contestant’s forced to answer visual question

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Chase has come under criticism for asking an insensitive question to a blind contestant.

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Host Bradley Walsh welcomed four guests to the latest show, including a blind contestant who came with his guide dog.

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Rob was asked ‘How many numbers usually appear on a standard UK barcode?’credits: ITV

The contestant named Rob is joined by his teammates Katherine, Sue, and Nick, but is frustrated by the show’s choice of questions during a quickfire round.

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During the round, the contestant was awkwardly asked a visual question and the fans were not happy at all.

Rob’s dog Bobby joins him as he steps onto the podium to pick up Paul ‘The Sinnerman’ Sinha.

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When Bradley asked: “How many numbers usually appear on a standard UK barcode?”

Rob was upset that Paul kicked him out of the game when he answered nine instead of the correct answer which is 13.

Before answering the contestant admitted that he had “no idea” what the answer was.

Viewers wasted no time before jumping on Twitter to complain about the question.

One tweeted: “To ask a blind contestant how many numbers are on a barcode is totally absurd”How on earth would they know!”

“That #thechase question didn’t get any better than asking a blind contestant ‘What color shirt am I wearing? Another vent.

A third raged: “#TheChase at it AGAIN asking a blind player with very inappropriate questions ‘How many numbers are in a UK barcode? #Disability #DisabilityTwitter.

Another argued: “Rather a stupid/ignorant question to ask someone who is blind registered than to know how many numbers are on a barcode.”

It comes after The Chase once asked a visually impaired contestant a visual question before – which knocked them out of the game.

Looking at Rob, some viewers remembered astrophysics student Josh, who was a guest in August.

A visually impaired player is knocked out for asking: “At the start of a snooker game, which ball is placed farthest from the player?”

Josh admitted that he was anticipating when he would choose pink, while the answer was black.

While watching Rob’s episode, an eagle-eyed viewer remembered: “Last time I saw a blind contestant here, he got a question about snooker, which is something more, brownish blue or pink. Inappropriate. Yes #thechase.”

Bradley asks Rob a question, which infuriates the audience

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Bradley asks Rob a question, which infuriates the audiencecredits: ITV
Rob was joined in the show by his guide dog, Bobby.

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Rob was joined in the show by his guide dog, Bobby.credits: ITV

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