Paul Sinha reminds viewers of Parkinson's diagnosis as he says 'The Chase' stars are 'real people'

Julia HuntContributor
Yahoo Celebrity UK
Mark Labbett, Paul Sinha, Jenny Ryan, Shaun Wallace and guest at the National Television Awards (Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
Mark Labbett, Paul Sinha, Jenny Ryan, Shaun Wallace and guest at the National Television Awards (Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

Paul Sinha has reminded viewers that The Chase stars are “real people with real stuff going on” after he was trolled for the latest episode.

The TV star, who announced last year that he had Parkinson’s disease, was mocked by viewers after a team won £80,000 during an episode of the ITV show.

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Some people on Twitter flagged up his errors and one person said he was “hopeless”.

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Hitting back, he shared a link to the 2019 blog post where he revealed his diagnosis, and pointed out that the episode was filmed just three days later.

“The King of Stats, aka The Beast tells me today's episode was recorded three days after this blog,” said Sinha, who is known as “The Sinnerman” on the show.

“Worth remembering that Chasers and contestants are real people with real stuff going on.”

Sinha opened up about his diagnosis in June, telling fans: “I have Parkinson's disease. I will fight this with every breath I have.”

He said he intended to "keep Chasing, keep writing and performing comedy [and] keep quizzing".

“A lot of people have asked 'What can I do to help?'" he said. "The answer is to treat me exactly the same as before."

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According to the NHS website, Parkinson’s is a condition in which parts of the brain become progressively damaged over many years.

Symptoms include involuntary shaking of particular parts of the body, slow movement and stiff an inflexible muscles.


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