The Chase viewers were left with their jaws on the floor during Monday's edition of the ITV quiz show as contestant Mervin revealed his age.
Host Bradley Walsh welcomed four new contestants to the studio this afternoon and was eager to see them get through to the final round with some money in-hand.
Shaun Wallace, aka the Dark Destroyer, was in the hot seat trying to prevent the hopefuls from going home with the cash prize.
Tina, Mervin, Val and Jim all took it in turns to take on the cash builder and later went head-to-head with the Dark Destroyer in an intense round of general knowledge questions.
Viewers at home were distracted during the ITV quiz show as contestant Mervin revealed his age.
The youthful contestant told Bradley that he was 54 years old and that he was also a grandfather.
Bradley, 60, was left gobsmacked as the player confirmed his age, and so were fans at home.
Taking to Twitter, one fan penned: "Mervin looks younger than Tina even though she's apparently 16 years younger."
Another viewer added: "Mervin does NOT look 54!"
While a third person wrote: "Mervin 54?"
A fourth shocked social media user added: "54 and already a grandpa? Say what?"
Mervin managed to score a sound £4,000 in the cash builder round, but things didn't go quite to plan in his head-to-head round against the Dark Destroyer later on in the game.
Mervin managed to score a sound £4,000 in the cash builder round but things didn't go quite to plan in his head-to-head round against the Dark Destroyer.
Tina and Val were the only contestants who made it through to the final chase during the latest instalment of the quiz show.
The pair scored 13 points but it wasn't enough to beat the Dark Destroyer.
Shaun caught the players with over 30 seconds to pair, and the £10,000 total was taken away from the tea.
Discussing the win, he said: "Just anther day in the office, Brad."
Bradley sent his condolences to Tina and Val as they were sent home with nothing but the memories.
The Chase airs weekdays on ITV at 5pm
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