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The Chase star makes it home with £3,666

By Lynsey Bradford, Town Reporter Friday 17th January 2014
Carl Dundas

The Chase contestant Carl Dundas made it home with a cheque for £3,000 after beating chaser Shaun 'The Dark Destroyer' Wallace.


Carl, of Woburn Place, Dodworth, appeared on the show last night and won £3,666 after he and three contestants beat Shaun to win a total of £11,000.


"It was a brilliant day and a lot of fun. The chasers are not as mean as they make out to be. Shaun was smiling and winking in between takes.


"When we won he just said 'well played.'"


Carl auditioned for the show, which was filmed in June, about nine months beforehand and had an audition, interview and quiz to test his knowledge.


He was shortlisted but told it wasn't guaranteed he'd make it on to the ITV programme.


"I'm part of a quiz team and go to at least one a week. I've written them since I was ten for local golf clubs and I've always been into writing quizzes and learning knowledge that way.


"The quizzes on The Chase tend to be a little bit trickier, even though the answers are multiple choice."


Although the contestants did not know which chaser they would be up against, Carl said he wasn't scared.


"Sometimes Shaun has a bad time on the final chase. We finished with 18 correct answers and he finished with about 14 or 15.


"When I went up in front of him on my own I didn't know a lot of answers but when it came to the final chase I was on a roll - I got about 12 questions right."


Carl is looking to spend the money on a holiday to Cuba or Mexico next year.


He has applied to appear on Deal or No Deal, but has not heard anything back, and said he quite fancies applying for Tipping Point, where contestants answer general knowledge questions to win counters which are used on a arcade-style slot machine which released counters worth £50.

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