The Chase star dies in house fire as Paul Sinha leads tribute to legend

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    Fans of The Chase were left heartbroken during the latest episode as brainbox Paul Sinha led tributes to a contestant who had passed away.

    The popular gameshow was back on screens on Tuesday (October 31) with host Bradley Walsh at the helm. Meanwhile, contestants Tom, Estelle, Jessica and Pete tried their best to earn as much money as possible.

    As the game got underway, with chaser Paul 'The Sinnerman' doing his best to get the contestants out of the game, fans were distracted by "legend" Pete who has sadly died. Heading over to X, formerly known as Twitter, fans online shared their tributes.

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    One social media user said: "I remember Pete, he died didn't he RIP", followed by a sad emoji face. Another penned: "Beloved Pete, God Bless him. Rest in Eternal Peace."

    A third heartbroken viewer said: "Can’t watch this without feeling a bit sad." And a fourth added: "RIP Pete, he seemed like a lovely man."

    As well as the viewer's responses, chaser Paul also shared his tributes online. He wrote: "Saddened to hear that Pete from today’s Chase has since passed away in horrible circumstances. A true gentleman, a warm, engaging and thoroughly entertaining opponent."

    Commenting under the post, one viewer gave more insight into the contestant's life. They wrote: "Pete was the Town Crier and lived about 500m from my house. It was a great shock to the local community. He had a great send-off with a horse-drawn procession through the town centre, with his family and Steam Punk friends following."

    The TV star then replied: "That is really lovely to hear, Audrey. X." Meanwhile another viewer who lived in Pete's area, Wymondham said: "This man was well known in a local town and sadly passed away in a house fire a few months ago."

    Pete's family shared a touching tribute online about him, writing: "You touched so many lives and leave us all with the fondest memories, which will carry us through the tough times ahead.

    "A much-loved character across Wymondham, re-enactment and steampunk communities to name but a few. Father of four, grandfather to eight, and companion to Kiki the Jack Russell. You will be sorely missed."

    He managed to make it to the final. However his team was caught by the chaser with seconds to spare.

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