David chases down £12k on quiz show

David Hinder with his team who took part in ITV quiz show The Chase. (s)
David Hinder with his team who took part in ITV quiz show The Chase. (s)
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A Ribble Valley politician has scooped £12,000 on a popular TV quiz show.

David Hinder, secretary of the Ribble Valley Constituency Labour Party, came under the national spotlight last Thursday evening when he won one third of £36,000 on ITV’s The Chase.
Hosted by Bradley Walsh, contestants are under pressure to answer questions as they are “chased” by a quiz expert. Contestants are given 60 seconds each to answer as many questions as they can with each correct answer earning them £1,000.
David, Labour candidate in the 2015 election, racked up six correct answers and was offered the chance to increase his £6,000 winnings to a huge £36,000 if he started the chase one step closer to the chaser, Anne “The Governess” Hegerty.
That was a chance he agreed to take.
And thankfully, it paid off and David sailed through to the next stage securing £36,000 for his team.
The prize pot was further strengthened with an additional £6,000 by a fellow contestant.
However, while the father-of-two’s performance was praised by the public after the show was aired, angry viewers blasted the final contestant - a woman called Kelly - after she took a sizeable minus offer on The Chase.
People lost the plot over her decision, which, as per the game rules, led her team’s collective money pot to decrease by £6,000, causing a storm of controversy on social media.
The show was filmed in March last year and David, who is married to Christine and lives in Wilpshire, had to remain tight-lipped about the whole experience.
David said: “I was delighted with the amount I won.
“I applied to appear on the show in February 2014 and after a process of interviews and auditions, the show was actually filmed in March last year.
“Kelly did get a lot of abuse on Facebook and Twitter because she accepted the minus £6,000 offer, but it’s all about teamwork.”