The Chase star Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett appears in Hartlepool’s Mecca Bingo

Mark Labbett from ITV's The Chase at Hartlepool's Mecca Bingo Hall. Pictures by Terry Blackburn.
Mark Labbett from ITV's The Chase at Hartlepool's Mecca Bingo Hall. Pictures by Terry Blackburn.

THE star of a quiz show made an appearance at a Hartlepool bingo hall.

Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett from ITV’s The Chase was in Hartlepool’s Mecca Bingo, off Marina Way, in Hartlepool.

Mark Labbett from ITV's The Chase at Hartlepool's Mecca Bingo Hall. Pictures by Terry Blackburn.

Mark Labbett from ITV's The Chase at Hartlepool's Mecca Bingo Hall. Pictures by Terry Blackburn.

The famous face was there as part of a uk tour appearing at most Mecca Bingo sites reading the numbers to customers and taking part in a nationwide quiz.

Mr Labbett said: “Its the first time I’ve been to Hartlepool.

“I know a bit about the football team and the Marina but thats as far as it goes, oh and something about a monkey.”

Jordan Crosby, 20, from Hartlepool, who was a customer in the Mecca when Mark attended last week, said: “Its great that the Mecca can bring Mark to our club to challenge us, he’s very well known for being on The Chase and for his intelligence so its great that us normal people get the chance to meet him.

Mark Labbett from ITV's The Chase at Hartlepool's Mecca Bingo Hall. Pictures by Terry Blackburn.

Mark Labbett from ITV's The Chase at Hartlepool's Mecca Bingo Hall. Pictures by Terry Blackburn.

“He was a nice man and we got pictures with him.”

Mark Labbett from ITV's The Chase at Hartlepool's Mecca Bingo Hall. Pictures by Terry Blackburn.

Mark Labbett from ITV's The Chase at Hartlepool's Mecca Bingo Hall. Pictures by Terry Blackburn.