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smurfchops | 18:17 Fri 07th May 2021 | Media & TV
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Why do people go on The Chase when they don’t know anything??

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To get on the telly, providing cannon fodder for the chasers, saving ITV a bit of cash.
actual knowledge is inversely proportional to self perception of knowledge so people who know nothing don't know they know nothing.
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I think it would be a pretty boring programme if the contestants always gave the correct answers.
If one considers the immense range of subjects that is covered in each episode it is unlikely that any but a full time quizzer is likely to score say 90%+ correct answers. I have a lot of knowledge - if you only ask me the right questions ;)
Mark often refers to the Dunning-Kruger effect where people think they know more than they actually do. Some contestants suffer from that but others suffer from nerves and seem to freeze under the lights.
Yes, there are some dumb contestants but the fun of the show is seeing how people negotiate the questions.
Perhaps because many who don't know much but manage to scrape through, even by taking the lower offer, win money thanks to their team mates.
I think the chase is fixed to make the chaser look good in the final chase.
Because they are very good when they watch at home. A poor performance on the show can be down to bad luck as regards the questions or panic - or a combination of both
Tenable, name the 10 countries with exactly 7 letters that are between G and M (or something like that), sadly Georgia, a university student, couldn't think of one! Even her team looked embarrassed for her.
Having been on The Chase (14th Dec) I can say its a tough route before you get there. A few phone calls and interviews plus a dummy show with the producers.
So, a dummy is not going to get through to the recording....unless..that is what the producers want...

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