Simon Weston delighted fans by winning a whopping £ 40,000 for charity during an appearance on Beat The Chasers last night
Simon Weston wowed fans by raising £ 40,000 for charity on ITV’s Beat The Chasers last night.
The Welsh Army veteran wowed viewers at home with his incredible victory over all six pursuers – Mark Labbett, Shaun Wallace, Anne Hegerty, Paul Sinha, Jenny Ryan and Darragh Ennis – in last night’s episode of the spin -off from The Chase.
Simon was the last to face the best quizzes in the country, with all of his fellow celebrities including Carol Vorderman, Joel Dommett, Adrian Chiles and Samia Longchambon failing to secure the victory.
Host Bradley Walsh and Simon were both elated when he managed to win the huge sum of money for charity.
Simon has raised a staggering £ 40,000 for his charity, Debra, which supports people and their families affected by epidermolysis bullosa, a rare skin condition that makes the skin very fragile and blistered.
As part of the show, he made a deal with the Chasers to have a 21-second advantage on the six quizzes. He managed to slow down the clock on their end, giving his clock 12 seconds so he could hit the home charity jackpot.
” That should do ! Yes ! Yes ! I’ll take this, ”he shouted, winning the award.
Bradley Walsh praised his “fantastic performance”, while pursuer Jenny Ryan added: “You know, what really made a difference for Simon was when he didn’t know the answer to something. or was wrong, it did not distract him and it is a real quiz. “
It comes after Carol Vorderman narrowly missed a large sum of money on the show in just seconds.
She was fine – but had a series of questions she wasn’t sure about and had to go through, meaning time quickly passed with her and she missed the jackpot.
Clearly gutted, she admitted it was the passes that made her miss and she repeated, “I can’t believe this, I can’t believe this.”
Quiz writer Mark Labbett said if she had only had one more question she would have won.