The Chase fans slam show as blind contestant is asked visual barcode question

The Chase fans have slammed ITV producers on Thursday night as viewers watched Bradley Walsh as blind contestant Rob a question based on visual knowledge.

During the latest instalment of the hit quiz show, fellow teammate Rob stepped up to the podium to take on Paul ‘The Sinnerman’ Sinha in an effort to bring home the cash prize.

And for this episode there was an extra helping hand as Rob’s supportive guide dog Bobby joined the team and was a huge hit with viewers at home.

But fans were left outraged when former Coronation Street star Bradley Walsh asked Rob: “How many numbers usually appear on a standard UK barcode?”

Naturally viewers had thoughts about the insensitive question and wasted no time in slamming the TV producers for their poorly planned questions online.

One user wrote: “Asking a blind contestant how many numbers are there on a barcode is totally absurd” How on earth would they know!”

Another fumed: “#TheChase at it AGAIN with very unfair questions asking a player who’s blind ‘How many numbers are there in a UK barcode? #Disability #DisabilityTwitter.”

A third chimed in with: “That #thechase question was no better than asking the blind contestant ‘what colour of shirt am I wearing?’”

Elsewhere, one user noted: “#thechase should be ashamed asking a blind dude a question which is based on visual knowledge.”

Another argued: “Rather a stupid/ignorant question to ask someone who’s registered blind to know how many numbers are on a barcode”

Meanwhile another questioned: “NOOOO ROB AND BOBBY!!! What a s****y question to go out on! How is Rob meant to see a barcode? No one discusses barcodes ffs [three crying emojis]!!”

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