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After Beat The Chasers viewers thought they witnessed Chaser Jenny Ryan punch her co-star Paul Sinha in the arm during the show on Tuesday night, Paul himself has spoken out – as some fans confessed they found the moment "brilliant".
He revealed there was "nothing" in it, as he discussed the mix-up with the questions during the nail-biting latest episode of the hit quiz series.
Paul tweeted about the tense lead-up to him getting a question wrong, with the Chasers facing a limited time to stop the contestant winning the prize fund.
Having to answer questions as quickly as possible, Paul answered one that didn't appear to be meant for him and got it wrong.
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Viewers quickly noticed Jenny's frustrated reaction, which Paul said was justified, before many believed she nudged him in the arm.
While most fans laughed off the "brilliant TV moment", it caused a flurry of comments online leading to Paul revealing all.
Confessing he and his good friend Jenny got caught up in the moment, they certainly saw the funny side of the tense quizzing.
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Paul said it felt "amazing" as he joked about the scene from Tuesday's episode, sharing his amusement – which was quickly backed by viewers who felt the same.
He also said Jenny had every right to react that way, given their task was to get the questions right and beat the contestants.
Taking to Twitter after the episode aired, Paul told fans: "THREAD Since I've given up on anyone's narrative being 'The Parky guy is answering a lot of questions', I shall address that punch………….
He revealed there was "nothing" in it, as he discussed the mix-up with the questions
"I know Sweet FA about Star Wars. It just wasn't my question to answer. I just heard a hard T sound twice and assumed the answer must be Tatooine.
"Because we make mistakes. Jenny was right to be angry. Neither of us were tight to stare at each other. Both of us had totally forgotten that the next question was ours.
"In that four seconds, both of us looked ridiculous. It was exhilarating at the time, and p**s funny as well. It is funny when things go wrong. I didn't make the same mistake again, Jenny never punched anyone again.
He also said Jenny had every right to react that way
"After nine months of lockdown, loss of work, rules, regulations, frustration – it felt amazing to get punched by a great friend in a totally farcical incident. I just hadn't had enough of that in 2020."
He added: "I now realise I didn’t even address the actual punch. I didn’t even know. I was told after. It was nothing.
"Two grown adults glaring at each other unaware that Bradley was asking us a question. That was the shameful/p**s funny bit. Incidentally a lot else happened in the episode."
Beat The Chasers airs all week at 9pm on ITV
Viewers get to watch the epic battle against the Chasers all this week, as more contestants take on the quizzers.
Joking about what viewers can expect, Paul tweeted: "Tonight at 2100. I buzz in ahead of everyone on a question about Harry Potter and get it wrong. Jenny decks Shaun after he says "Duffy the Vampire Slayer" Someone on Twitter changes their opinion on a Chaser. Three more questions on James Joyce. Tune in…………."
Beat The Chasers airs all week at 9pm on ITV.