Beat The Chasers Jenny Ryan slammed over greedy comment as pal defends her

The new series of Beat The Chasers kicked off last night (May 16), but fans weren't happy with chaser Jenny Ryan.

Bradley Walsh returned to host the brand new series of the ITV game show, but it wasn't long before Jenny Ryan came under fire for a comment she made towards a contestant.

Contestant Josh was torn between which offer to choose from the table but ended up going with the higher amount.

After he chose, Jenny, 40, said that his decision to go for the higher amount was "classic greed."

Viewers immediately took to social media to fume over the quizzers choice of words.

One viewer wrote: "Omfg I'm not sure it's up to or appropriate for a chaser to call a contestant greedy #BeatTheChasers that's disgusting of jenny Ryan."

Another agreed: "I thought exactly the same. Rude."

"Jenny has just knocked Josh for taking a high offer by saying "Classic greed". Charming!! Somebody clearly doesn't understand what the programme is all about. If nobody took the higher offers, it wouldn't be much of a show. Well done, Josh, for at least trying. #BeatTheChasers," another fumed.

While a third said: "Watching the first episode tonight & I didn’t like Vixens undeserved comment about one of the contestants, Josh, saying he was ‘greedy’. This was an unfair & inappropriate comment for a contestant who was nothing but nice and sincere #BeatTheChasers."

Witnessing the outrage from viewers, Mark Labbett, aka 'The Beast' was forced to jump to his co-stars defence, claiming she "called it right."

The 56-year-old took to Twitter, saying: "Jenny called it right, went too high, then crashed and burned."

Elsewhere in the episode, fans got a first look at newcomer and The Chase Australia star Issa Schultz who was Anne Hegerty's replacement.

The Governess was forced to miss out on this series after contracting Covid the week before filming began.

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