The hunt Star Paul Sinha has condemned a racist backlash on social media following the latest installment of the hit ITV quiz series.
On Tuesday night (April 26), Sinha, known on the show as ‘The Sinnerman’, went up against a handful of competitors – London’s Michelle, Manchester’s Salim, Swansea’s Karen and Solihull’s Riaz – none of whom were white.
The episode was met with a spate of racist comments on social media, prompting Sinha to speak out.
“I know it’s just a sad, inadequate minority,” he wrote on Twitter.
“But the chase “Fans” who had issues with the ethnic makeup of tonight’s show – The hunt was never, never for you.”
Fellow huntsman Anne Hegerty, known on the show as “The Governess,” tweeted in agreement, writing, “Depressing isn’t it?”
Sinha, who is also known for his work as a stand-up comedian, said he received a surge of support from followers.
“It’s pretty sad,” one person wrote. “The year is 2022 and for some out there it will never be later than the 1940s.”
“Until reading this tweet I hadn’t even noticed or thought about the ethnic makeup of the show,” wrote another. “It’s incredibly sad that people react like that and make comments like that!”
The hunt airs every weekday at 5pm on ITV.
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