The Chase’s Paul Sinha had a tweet-off with an anti-vaxxer and won hands down

Liam O'Dell@LiamODellUK
Sunday 16 May 2021 16:16
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Paul Sinha delighted Twitter with his fiery retorts

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Alongside being known for their exceptional grasp of general knowledge, stars of ITV’s hit gameshow The Chase are also masters of wit.

One anti-vaxxer bore the brunt of this over the weekend after she was targeted by one of the programme’s icons, Paul Sinha, on Twitter.

The incident came about after fellow Chaser Jenny Ryan shared the news that she had received her second dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine.

“I thought you would be more sensible, but your body, your choice,” the unimpressed pundit, called Brenda, tweeted in response.

“Congratulations on having the experimental vax that won’t protect you or others anyway […] I never even got the normal yearly flu vax but still alive. Guess my immune system works.”

In another quip aimed at the quizzer, she added: “I thought you would have more intelligent followers.”

But Sinha soon stepped in to defend his colleague, replying coolly: “As I’m finding out from your tweets, Brenda, we can’t choose our followers.”

Not giving up, Brenda then hit back: “I don’t watch The Chase anymore because it has become too boring, and we can’t choose the Chasers either. Bradley is the one that keeps the show entertaining.”

But Sinha wasn’t phased by the criticism, instead reminding her that he has regular contact with the quiz show’s host Bradley Walsh – who isn’t on Twitter.

Suggesting Walsh doesn’t subscribe to anti-vax theories, Sinha wrote cuttingly: “I’ve checked. He thinks you’re a f***wit as well.”

The putdown from ‘The Smiling Assassin’ was instantle praised online, with one describing it as “absolute f***ing gold”:

Meanwhile his responses were met with fury by other vaccine sceptics, with some calling for a boycott of the show:

But Sinha again, didn’t seem in any way bothered by the threats.

Instead he suggested the critics form their own quiz show titled The Weakest Think.

Well played by the Chaser indeed.

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