The Beast From ‘The Chase’ Reveals Why He Married His Cousin
Imagine thinking that all of your dreams had come true. You'd met the love of your life, had the wedding you'd always wanted and were now ready to ride off into the sunset and live happily ever after together...
...only to find out AFTER the wedding that you were actually SECOND COUSINS! It's something that seems so incredibly unlikely, but it actually happened to a guy that you may know as "The Beast" from the television show The Chase.
52-year-old Mark Labbett (The Beast) and his wife 28-year-old Katie appeared recently on the TV show 'Loose Women' when the presenters threw them a curveball and asked the pair some seriously awkward questions about their relationship.
"What people might not realise, and what you didn't realise when you first met, is that you are actually second cousins?" asked one of the hosts Andrea McLean.
The pair, who seemed to be extremely uncomfortable with the question, managed to dodge it and move on from the subject by talking about Mark moving on from being a Bachelor to a loving husband.
"I was so used to being on my own, and as a bachelor, you're used to being selfish and doing things for yourself," Mark said.
"The big struggle is having to do things for someone else."
But what the couple didn't tell everyone watching is that when they were married back in 2014, they were completely unaware that they were related.
Apparently both of their dad's are cousins, which makes Kate and Mark second cousins!
And despite the fact that the couple tried to avoid airing their dirty laundry on daytime television, people watching at home did not miss the massive revelation.
In fact, people on twitter went absolutely nuts over the news that The Chase genius was actually married to a distant relative!
Hahah The Beast from The Chase is married to his cousin and she's half his age— Tudor (@JamesTudor97) August 21, 2017
If The Beast from the chase can marry his cousin Daenerys can marry Jon— Hippie Frezza (@BreeseFreya) August 22, 2017
What ON EARTH would you do if this ever happened to you?! Check out the awkward moment in full in the video below.