The brain box – better known by his moniker The Beast – was seen punching a wall and storming off the set after getting defeated during a recent episode.
Fans were left shocked by the scenes while the video went viral of the hilarious moment from the ITV quiz show.
In an interview with Express.co.uk, the 51-year-old professional quizzer said about the incident: “Better the wall than the referee. I’m a sportsman.”
Mark went on to say: “Because it’s been edited down was that they actually gave me the answer originally. I’d gone on with a couple of questions and then they went, ‘hang on a minute!’.
“They went back and looked at it all again on slow motion replay and picked up I’d added an ’s’ and then they went, ‘no, no, you can’t have it’.
“That went wrong. I’d won the game to I’ve lost it. Now any sportsman would tell you, when that happens, it hurts.”
Mark Labbett punched a wall on The Chase after losing
Mark Labbett, also known as The Beast, on The Chase
I’d won the game to I’ve lost it
Mark Labbett, The Chase
While The Beast may have lost, the three-member team he was competing again managed to win £60,000 in the final round of The Chase.
His ITV co-star Jenny Ryan, who is known as The Vixen, recently suggested that she too could have a similar meltdown to The Beast.
Mark, who is from Tiverton in Devon, revealed that the show was edited down not only to fit into the running time but also for technical reasons, such as improving the sound quality.
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While on the topic of editing, Mark went on to address claims that The Chase was fixed, which is often hit with accusations by viewers.
He said that they were lawyers and people on set to ensure that there were no errors or legal breaches.
Mark said that the “number one rule” of The Chase was to be fair to the contestants and that when filming on an episode was paused, people on set would work carefully to ensure the game was resumed right down to “the second”.
The Chase airs weekdays on ITV at 5pm.