Who is The Chase star Mark Labbett, who is his wife Katie and does he have children?April 8, 2019
THE Chase star Mark Labbett has always been an avid quizzer.
Here's the lowdown on 'The Beast'…
Who is The Chase star Mark Labbett?
Mark Labbett was born on August 15 1965 in Devon.
He earned the nickname, 'The Beast' because his last name sounds like the French word, La Bete, which means beast.
He went to Oxford University's Exeter College and obtained a Master's degree in maths.
The genius went on to get a PGCE (postgraduate Certificate in Education), a legal CPE (Common Professional Examination) and LPC (Legal Practice Course) from the University of Exeter and the University of South Wales.
He taught maths and PE in a number of secondary schools before he pursued his quiz dreams.
In the late 90s, he became a regular face in quizzing competitions before he landed a spot on Mastermind where he specialised in the Olympics and The Simpsons.
Since then he has appeared on Countdown, Brain Taser and The University Challenge.
Who is his wife Katie?
Katie, 26, is her husband Mark's second cousin.
She said she wasn't aware of their "unusual" relations when they first met.
The artist and illustrator, is 27 years his junior.
And she helped Mark trim down by removing sugar from his diet.
She is now known by a "Beauty" in reference to her husband's nickname, "The Beast".
Does he have children?
The pair have one child, but they are yet to reveal the child's identity.
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