Former Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle cheeked The Chaser when she took part an episode of a popular game show’s celebrity special in aid of charity.
Beth, who was brought up in Bunbury, appeared on the ITV1 quiz show The Chase on Easter Sunday alongside The X Factor’s Louis Walsh, ex-EastEnders actress Kara Tointon and Emmerdale’s Tony Audenshaw.
Beth, who is three times World Champion, six times European Champion and won bronze at London 2012, told The Chaser, Shaun Wallace, known as the ‘dark destroyer’: “Don’t get too used to winning!”
The first round starts with each contestant answering 60 seconds of general knowledge questions, with each correct answer being worth £1,000. This determines how much money they will be playing for against The Chaser. Beth managed to answer five correct questions potentially worth £5,000.
But Beth, who turned 30 on April 1, went safe against The Chaser and played for just £2,000 to increase her head-start and was successful. She made it through to the final round along with actor Tony Audenshaw, with each playing for a half share of the £9,000 prize pot.
Unfortunately, The Chaser caught them but the show donated £1,000 each to their chosen charities which in Beth’s case was the Alder Hey Children’s Charity in the city where Beth studied Sports Science at Liverpool John Moores university.
Presenter Bradley Walsh asked Beth about London 2012.
She said: “The Olympics was amazing, I mean the home support that we got and for me to pick up my Olympic dream on home soil, after 20 years, I can’t even put words to it.”
Since retiring from gymnastics Beth has become a regular on TV.
The highlight was when she was crowned Dancing on Ice winner 2013 along with partner Daniel Whiston.