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The Chase quiz ace Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett reveals surprise reason he was turned down for Dancing On Ice

The Chase Mark Labbett aka The Beast

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The Chase star Mark Labbett has revealed that he was in the running to be in Dancing On Ice earlier this year, but was ruled out due to his weight.

The 52-year-old, whose known for his amazing quiz skills on The Chase and is nicknamed The Beast, said he even got as far as being on the ice.

“I have been approached by Dancing On Ice but they decided quite reasonably I was too dangerous to my partner. I went and did an audition with them. I went to an ice rink and I did a test where I skated up and down a bit,” he told Digital Spy.

“They saw me walking on my ice skates and decided it was too dangerous to my partner. Even though I’ve lost weight I’m still 24 stone and if I fall on someone, they’ve had it.”

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Mark, who also said that while he hadn’t been approached to be on Strictly Come Dancing he’d love to do it, previously decided not to go on I’m A Celebrity because he didn’t think he’d be able to cope with the show’s basic diet of rice and beans.

The Chase is shown on ITV.