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The Chase contestant, 20, bags the show’s biggest ever solo prize as he wins £75,000  

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A 20-year-old made history at The Chase last night when he became the show’s biggest solo winner ever, taking home a whopping £75,000.

Eden, an aspiring Bishop’s Stortford trainee, defeated Chaser Darragh Ennis in the final chase to end his six-month winning streak.

The Hiw team was knocked out on the first round, but Eden made it out and chose to do the final chase alone, rather than save less prize money.

The unassuming contestant, who had previously told host Bradley Walsh he’d be happy to buy a car if he won, but “nothing hip”, seemed stunned by his huge win.

At home, viewers praised his performance, tweeting: ‘How does a young man have so much knowledge? 20-year-old Eden was amazing on #TheChase today and single-handedly won £75,000! What an exciting episode!!’

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Eden, an aspiring Bishop’s Stortford trainee, defeated Chaser Darragh Ennis in the final chase to end his six-month winning streak

The unassuming contestant, who had previously told host Bradley Walsh he'd be happy to buy a car if he won, but

The unassuming contestant, who had previously told host Bradley Walsh he’d be happy to buy a car if he won, but “nothing hip”, seemed stunned by his huge win

Could YOU beat The Chaser? Eden’s final questions about the game show

1. What color is Superman’s cape?

2. What nationality is the 90s supermodel Christy Turlington?

3. TV pundit Pat Nevin was a pro at what sport?

4. Which country is Vilnius the capital of?

5. To which singer is the show Totally Tina attributed?

6. For which national airline is Ben Gurion Airport the home terminal?

7. What was Spielberg’s first movie with velociraptors?

8. Which Irish playwright wrote the play Juno and the Paycock?

9. Which city in the northwest connects Wallasey to the Kingsway tunnel?

10. Which fruit is the official flower of Florida’s blossom?

11. Which Aldous Huxley novel is set in AD 632 after Ford?

12. Who was singer Sonny Bono’s second wife?

13. Which name for a carved pumpkin also means a night watchman?

14. In which UK country is Nevis Range a snow sports area?

15. In which London museum is the 10,000-year-old clock on display?

16. Which bakery chain launched its vegan steak bake in 2020?

17. In which ocean does the Ganges flow into a bay?

18. Which incumbent party lost the 1976 US presidential election?

19. How many days does a novendic ceremony last?

20. Bona Drag is an album by which member of The Smiths?

21. In medicine, lipolysis means the breakdown of which substance?

22. What brand of chewing gum did Wrigley launch in 1979?

23. At the mouth of which Scottish estuary is the Isle of Arran?

24. In what decade was the American sitcom Cheers first broadcast?

25. What ancient language does the expression ‘ad hominem’ come from?

Another commented: ‘Eden crushed that last round! 20 years old and 75k richer!! Fair game to him!’ while he was called a ‘legend’.

‘Congratulations Eden! One of the best performances by someone so young I’ve seen on a game show,” added one fan.

HOW DOES THE CHASE WORK?

A team of four players takes turns trying to win some cash in a quick round of fire, but joins the final chase to take the cash home.

In between those rounds, they face The Chaser, and if they get more questions wrong than the professional quizzer, they’re out.

If they pass that round, their money is added to the bank with the money of the remaining players.

In the final chase, the team has two minutes to answer as many questions as possible, but if The Chaser gets more points, they go home empty-handed.

Eden talked to Bradley before his game and said he’s not working at the moment so has a lot of free time and likes to play five against his dad.

When asked what he would do with the money if he won, he said: ‘I think a car would be nice, but nothing fancy, just anything with four wheels. Maybe an Alfa Romeo… a real used one.’

After seeing his fellow teammates all fail to get past Ennis until the final chase, Eden had a shaky cash-builder round, at just £3,000.

But he decided to gamble and go for the higher bid of £75,000 – a choice that certainly paid off when he got home and secured the large amount to take with him to the final round.

Eden gave himself a good lead and managed to answer a whopping 18 questions correctly.

At home, viewers praised his performance, tweeting: 'How does a young man have so much knowledge?  20-year-old Eden was amazing on #TheChase today and single-handedly won £75,000!  What an exciting episode!!'

At home, viewers praised his performance, tweeting: ‘How does a young man have so much knowledge? 20-year-old Eden was amazing on #TheChase today and single-handedly won £75,000! What an exciting episode!!’

Ennis then unusually ran into several questions, giving Eden the pushbacks he needed to secure his record win, making him the program’s biggest ever winner.

Bradley rushed to congratulate him, exclaiming, “Seventy-five thousand. Twenty years old. Who is your best buddy?

‘I can not believe it! This is unbelievable, he is 20 years old and has just won £75,000! It’s the highest daytime victory in history!’

Eden gave himself a good lead in the final chase and managed to answer a whopping 18 questions correctly

Eden gave himself a good lead in the final chase and managed to answer a whopping 18 questions correctly

Ennis then unusually ran into several questions, giving Eden the pushbacks he needed to secure his record win, making him the program's biggest ever winner.

Ennis then unusually ran into several questions, giving Eden the pushbacks he needed to secure his record win, making him the program's biggest ever winner.

Ennis then unusually ran into several questions, giving Eden the pushbacks he needed to secure his record win, making him the program’s biggest ever winner – and Bradley was thrilled

Home viewers raved about Eden, with many calling him the greatest player in The Chase's history

Home viewers raved about Eden, with many calling him the greatest player in The Chase’s history

While Bradley’s claim is wrong – as nine contestants won £250,000 prizes on Channel 4’s Deal or No Deal between 2007 and 2016 – it’s still a mega single player prize pool.

Ennis was also merciful in the defeat, telling Eden, “What a show. Absolutely brilliantly played, Eden. You set a very high goal and you pushed me back… I don’t know how many times, but enough to win the money.’

Asked again what he planned to do with the money after his win, Eden replied, “Look at my bank account.”

The previous biggest-ever solo win over The Chase was a contestant named Judith who won £70,000 in 2019.

Open Answers: How well would you have scored?

Answers in bold are questions Eden got wrong

1. Red

2. American

3. Football

4. Lithuania

5. Tina Turner

6. El Ali

7. Jurassic Park

8. Sean O’Casey

9. Liverpool

10. Orange

11. Brave New World

12. Cher

13. Jack-o’-lantern

14. Scotland

15. Science Museum

16. Greggs

17. Indian

18. Ford

19. Nine

20. Morrissey

21. Fat

22. Hubba Bubba

23. Clyde

24. 80s

25. Latin

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