Most money ever won on The Chase by a single contestant, a team and more

It's the nation's favourite quiz show.

Millions tune in daily to watch the hit ITV show The Chase where, at 5pm, four contestants take on a professional quizzer who will try to stop them from winning a cash prize.

Hosted by brilliant Bradley Walsh, the show features quizzers Mark 'The Beast' Labbett, Shaun 'The Dark Destroyer' Wallace, Anne 'The Governess' Hegerty, Paul 'The Sinnerman' Sinha, Jenny 'The Vixen' Ryan and newcomer Darragh 'The Menace' Ennis.

Each quizzer will stop at nothing to ensure that the contestants do not beat them – from encouraging players to take the minus offer, to unnerving them so they doubt their answers.

Fans of the show often take to social media to share their disgust or delight when contestants buckle to the pressure and take the lower offers – or beat the chaser and win a huge cash prize.

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Some teams have been lucky enough to wipe the floor with a chaser and have earned very high cash payouts.

Here are some of The Chase’s biggest winners.

The biggest solo winner on The Chase

In July 2019, Judith, who was a standby contestant, made The Chase history by winning the largest sum of money as a solo contestant when she single handedly took on Jenny ‘The Vixen’ Ryan and won a whopping £70,000.

The Vixen had effortlessly wiped out the other three contestants on the team, and offered Judith £70,000 as the higher offer when she competed in the cash builder round.

With nothing to lose, plucky Judith accepted the offer and made it through to the final chase.

She managed to push The Vixen back an astonishing eight times – leaving her with just one second to answer 10 questions.

The historic win led to The Vixen giving her a standing ovation for her outstanding performance. Host Bradley Walsh described Judith’s win as "extraordinary", adding: "I've never known anything like it and I've been doing this show for 60 or 70 years!"

The biggest team win on The Chase

The biggest team win happened way back in 2018 when Diane, Luca, Tim and Gayna worked hard to build a cash prize of £100,000. Taking on the The Governess Anne Hegerty, the team made history by receiving the biggest payout ever on a daytime TV show.

They managed to get a comfortable 21 steps ahead of the chaser and pushed her back four times.

Anne had only managed 14 steps when the time ran out, and the team went to receive £25,000 each.

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Other teams that have spanked the Chaser have walked away with wins of £45,000, £60,000, £75,000 and £90,000 to share.

The biggest Celebrity Wins on The Chase

The real big winners of The Chase are when the celebrity editions take place.

The prize pot is often a lot higher on these shows as money won goes to charity. To date, the highest celebrity winners are Countdown’s Rachel Riley and Sky Sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher.

The episode saw the women head to the final chase with a collective win of £160,000. Taking on Shaun 'The Dark Destroyer'' Wallace, they managed to beat the Chaser with just 16 steps and went home with the huge amount which they donated to Soccer Aid.

The highest ever offer on The Chase

The highest offer ever made was when Blue singer Duncan James appeared on the celebrity version of The Chase.

He was offered the incredible sum of £139,000. He accepted the higher offer at the table and won – but unfortunately the team was beaten in the final chase by Jenny ‘The Vixen’ Ryan.

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