On game shows, success denotes winning a lot of money and/or other prizes, whereas failure denotes losing horribly and winning no little or money or prizes. If the failure is particularly bad, the internet often declares it to be an epic fail (grammatically incorrect noun), epic failure (grammatically correct noun), or to have fail(ed) epically (grammatically correct verb), which, in internet slang, is when something goes horribly wrong, and could have been prevented if the person who committed the failure had just done the right thing. Here’s many of the successes and failures that happened on The Chase.


  • Larry had defeated the Mark Labbett by himself and won £60,000.
  • Les answered a absolute record of 14 correct answers on the cash builder in the series 2 premiere.
  • On the final chase, a chaser had over 15 seconds and more than 1 chance to get the one last step to defeat a team, but, answered it wrong and contestants got the pushbacks they need to defeat a chaser.
  • A contestant answers every single question right on head-to-head and on a cash-builder.


  • A contestant accidentally shouts out the right answer that the chaser did not know of.

Pete accidentally shouted out Gundog and Paul followed him. It was revealed to be the correct answer. Paul replied joking: I was actually reading a wiki page entitled "stupid things contestants had said and done." The worst thing is that Pete took the high offer of £22,000 and the chaser was one step behind him.

Pete accidentally says she’s going with B and Issa follows and says "Cool. All right. Blow it now, so I’ll go with you. Zsa Zsa Gabor was revealed to be the correct answer. The worst thing is that Issa wasn’t about to answer B: Zsa Zsa Gabor, causing Joan and host Andrew O'Keefe in devastation. At the end, Joan was caught by "The Supernerd" and leaves with nothing.

  • A contestant accidentally press the wrong button.
  • A contestant runs out of time during head-to-head and had the right answer.