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Danny Dyer’s ‘cousin’ wins £30,000 on Beat the Chasers

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Danny Dyer's ‘cousin' wins £30,000 on Beat the Chasers
Danny Dyer’s ‘cousin’ won £30,000 on Beat the Chasers (Picture: Rex)

Beat the Chasers were delighted on Sunday night to see one plucky contestant win an impressive £30,000 – and reveal a surprise connection to Danny Dyer.

Contestant Harriet Quirk from Essex spoke to host Bradley Walsh and revealed that she’d been tracing her family history as part of her interest in genealogy.

‘I’ve got all the way back to William the Conquerer, which makes me and Danny Dyer eighth cousins, 15 times removed,’ she said.

‘You and Danny Dyer?’ Bradley said. ‘How sensational.’

Chaser Jenny added: ‘I like that you’re more impressed you’re related to Danny Dyer than you are related to the Royal Family.’

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Danny famously discovered he was descended from royalty during the BBC programme, Who Do You Think You Are? back in 2016.

As it turns out, he might have another relative which he never knew about.

Beat the Chasers contestant Harriet Quirk
Harriet shared her passion for genealogy (Picture: ITV)

As well as revealing a link to Danny, Harriet revealed that Mark ‘the Beast’ Labbett is her secret crush during her time on the show, making quite the impression on the programme.

After playing a great game, Harriet beat the chasers in a show down and took home £30,000. Well played Harriet!

File photo dated 12/5/2019 of Danny Dyer, who is to host an EastEnders special of his Saturday night gameshow The Wall to raise money for BBC Children in Need. PA Photo. Issue date: Thursday November 5, 2020. The soap star, 43, will be joined by Tony Clay and Roger Griffiths - who play Callum Highway and Mitch Baker - as they answer questions about the long-running BBC One show. See PA story SHOWBIZ EastEnders. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire
Does Danny have a cousin he never knew about? (Picture: PA)

The spin-off of the daytime programme The Chase returned with series two on Sunday night. It saw contestants take on the five chasers, with Mark aka The Beast, Anne Hegerty (The Governess), Paul Sinha (The Sinnerman), Jenny Ryan (The Vixen) and Shaun Wallace (The Dark Destroyer) back in action.

In the same episode, viewers were left flabbergasted after chaser Mark was unable to pronounce the state of Arkansas.

Fans were surprised when The Beast was asked which state the capital of Little Rock was during a head-to-head and gave a strange sounding answer.

Beat The Chasers is available to watch on ITV Hub.

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