As Eileen from Northumberland stepped up as the final player to challenge tonight's Chaser Anne Hegerty, the plucky Geordie chose only to take the lower offer of £500.
However, she was caught anyway and for her, The Chase was over, but not before viewers labelled her as "the worst contestant ever".
One fan wrote on Twitter: "Quite frankly the worst contestant in #TheChase history."
A second agreed, saying: "I think that might have just been the worst contestant ever on #TheChase."
Eileen managed to gain £2000 in the cash builder, but was knocked out in her chase
Fans called Eileen "the worst player ever"
Another added: "Oh Eileen… Just the worst… Bye…#TheChase."
A fourth found themselves on The Governess' side, posting: "Possibly the worst ever contestant. Never wanted someone to be caught so much #TheChase."
This came as viewers also criticised the choice of questions on the show, saying that their difficulty ensured the contestants didn't really have a chance anyway.
One disappointed fan tweeted: "#TheChase First time I hated this show. The questions were far too difficult. Little point if the show is not competitive."
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Another added: "The questions on #TheChase today are shocking."
A third agreed, posting: "No way those questions were impossible to answer!! #TheChase."