The Chase's Bradley Walsh was in hot water after today's episode of The Chase.

The 61-year-old presenter welcomed four new quizzers on Thursday's edition of the popular ITV gameshow.

Lee, Phoebe, Gillian and Jonathan all tested their wits against Paul Sinha in a bid to win a cash prize.

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Up first was Charity Retail Manager Lee from Cheshire, but the presenter went off on a tangent as he was introducing his cash-builder to praise Phoebe's hair.

He said: "Phoebe, you look like a mermaid. You look fantastic. Your hair looks cracking."

The host admitted the comment was 'random' - but he mentioned the history student again as the Chaser and Bradley were shoe-horning band and song names into conversation.

After mentioning Take That and Tragedy, he said: "Phoebe, you look like a Queen."

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Bradley responded: "No, I said Queen because it's the name of a band. Everyone's doing names of a band and I just. But I actually do think, just look at Phoebe's hair."

@Mookstar10 "You look like a mermaid, way to keep it creepy Brad."

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@MissLionHeart: "All right, Creepy Uncle Bradley, let's reel it in."

@Television_Live: "Brad is being well strange tonight"

@habbyhatter: "I look more like a mermaid than Phoebe and I'm bald."

Phoebe took the lower offer in the head-to-head and progressed to the Final Chase alongside Lee and Gillian to compete for an overall £12,000.

They built up 20 steps, but The Sinnerman caught the team with 11 seconds remaining meaning they left empty-handed.

The Chase airs weekdays at 5pm on ITV and ITVHub

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