The Chase’s Governess mocks red-faced player after he gets easy question wrong

Sunday's The Chase saw a player make an embarrassing blunder on the ITV programme.

Simon, 61, made the gaffe during his cash-builder round, and his hilarious mishap didn't go unnoticed by viewers.

In the quick-fire question round, host Bradley Walsh asked: "What is the most commonly used food energy unit around the world?"

Obviously the answer is calories, but Simon seemingly crumbled under the pressure as he blurted out: "Potato?"

Viewers went into hysterics on social media, as one penned on Twitter: "Potato is a food energy unit?? #TheChase what a spud!"

While another wrote: "Potato", with a laughing emoji.

"Bradley just asked, What unit of energy is most frequently used around the world? Simon, Potato. I think we should measure all energy by potato from now on", wrote a third.

Chaser Anne Hegerty poked fun at the player after his blunder, as she teased: "That looked like hard work, you must have burned several hundred potatoes…"

Simon didn't let his mishap get the better of him as he went on to do incredible well in his round.

He took Anne's high offer of an astounding £68,000, and made it through to the final chase.

This meant the player and his teammate Tracy were playing for a staggering £70,000.

The team managed to gain a 13 step lead ahead of Anne going into the last round, but it wasn't enough.

Anne speedily beat the pair, and they sadly lost and went home with nothing.

ITV have a new mystery Chaser joining the show, and have been teasing fans all week with a silhouette of the quizzer.

Former contestant Darragh Ennis teased it was him taking on the new role earlier this year, telling his social media followers he was "really excited to be the 6th chaser".

He wrote: "I've been working hard on this for a while now and can't wait for my episodes to air. Well the ones I win anyway."

It's not yet been confirmed when the new addition will make his debut on the ITV programme.

The Chase airs weekdays at 5pm on ITV.

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