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Stop ramming it down our throats The Chase fans fume over climate change special

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The Chase aired a climate crisis themed episode of the ITV quiz show on Monday. The Instalment saw host Bradley Walsh welcome contestants Autumn, Tree, Robin and Bear to go up against Chaser Jenny ‘The Vixen’ Ryan to answer questions related to the environment. However, viewers took to social media to vent their fury over the special – telling ITV bosses they were “sick of being lectured” about climate change. 


With COP26 talks taking place in Glasgow this week, Monday’s instalment of The Chase adapted some of its questions to green-themed ones. 

The contestants, called Autumn, Tree, Robin and Bear, went head to head with The Vixen who highlighted their names were all linked to the environment. 

However, when Bradley started asking questions related to the climate crisis, viewers took to Twitter to vent their fury over the eco-themed episode. 

Cheryl Scribens remarked: “I’m getting sick of being lectured every time I put the telly on.”

Vicki added: “Why is #thechase ramming climate awareness info down our throats – JUST STOP?

“If the leaders of the world took this seriously they wouldn’t be jetting all over the world and have fleets of cars. Bore off with your agendas.” 

Ollie fumed: “How many climate questions have they rammed in this episode?”

Brian Mark added: “Good grief, bore off with your climate change agenda.”

Nick quipped: “Jenny announces it’s Climate Awareness Week on ITV and I turn it off #TheChase.” 

Craig added: “Kinda missing the point for #TheChase to roll out lots of bunting for climate change awareness, only for a contestant to say he’ll take his wife on a long-haul flight if he wins any money?”

Despite the backlash, many fans were pleased to see all four contestants make it through to the final. 

They beat The Vixen and won £18,000 which they split between themselves.

The Chase is not the only ITV programme focusing on climate change this week. 

ITV recently announced it will see many changes to its schedule, with new specially made programmes airing, while existing shows will also adapt to fit in with the theme. 

Good Morning Britain, Lorraine, This Morning and Loose Women are also devoting a portion of their air time to highlight the climate crisis.

Soaps, including Emmerdale and Coronation Street, are also broadcasting special crossovers which will include scenes to shine a light on the issue. 

It comes amid world leaders travelling to Glasgow to participate in COP26 – a summit seen as crucial to tackling climate change and preventing disasters that would befall the planet if global warming continued. 

COP26 president Alok Sharma has warned the summit was the world’s “last, best hope” to limit global warming to 1.5C by 2100.

The Prince of Wales has also addressed the summit to express his concern for the deteriorating environmental situation and to set out his own plan for how to combat climate change. 

The Chase airs weekdays at 5pm on ITV. 

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