The 56-year-old ITV quiz master was left irate after insurance company worker Tom gave his answer before he could complete the multiple choice answers.
Bradley ended up launching into a diatribe about the rules of The Chase after he was left angry.
“I could penalise you for that!” Bradley warned him, as he continued: “Too early, going in too early when we haven’t finished a question. You can’t do that.”
His words led both player Tom and the audience to burst into a fit of hysterics and made Bradley even more angry: “Don’t laugh, it’s not funny.”
When it appeared that Tom was not taking him seriously, Bradley was seen jokingly giving the 21-year-old from Swansea a mock whack around the head.
“That’s what you get if I was your dad,” Bradley told him, looking very unimpressed.
However, Tom was not the only one to bend the rules on tonight’s instalment of the show after another contestant did exactly the same thing.
The Chase host Bradley Walsh smacks a player
Bradley Walsh threatened to penalise a player on The Chase
I could penalise you for that!”
Receptionist Karoline from Falkirk jubilantly pre-emptively hit her button on her final question in the head-to-head round with Paul Sinha – also known as The Sinnerman.
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She even did a dance as she sang a song about the musical question she’d just answered correctly.
Again, Bradley was not amused by his team as he railed: “That’s the second player who’s pressed before I’ve finished.”
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Despite the early answers, three of the team went through to the final round where they ended up beating the Chaser.
Right at the last moment they were seen pushing back The Sinnerman, 47, as he desperately tried to catch up with them. In the end the threesome bagged a round £10,000 to share between them.
The Chase airs weekdays on ITV at 5pm.