THE Chase fans were left blushing as "flirty" Bradley Walsh showered a contestant with compliments.
ITV viewers were puzzled that as Bradley paid the 20-year-old contestant Phoebe a series of gushing remarks.
The university student studying History took on Chaser Paul 'Sinnerman' Sinha to take £1,000 back to the final round.
However, the host was quick to praise the youngster and complimented her "mermaid" hair as he referred to her golden blonde locks paired with her pink jumper.
Bradley stepped up the kind words when he later referred to her as a "Queen".
The TV favourite explained that he was simply referring musician Queen after the contestants tried to make music references from Abba and Take That.
However, Quiz genius Paul was left equally confused by Bradley's compliments.
He joked: "I'm a bit worried about you Bradley! First you called her a mermaid, then a queen, Have you been binge watching Hans Christian Andersen?"
Bradley reminded him that it was a music reference and said:"Look at Phoebe's hair!"
He later asked her age, which she revealed as 20, which saw Brad respond: "Wow, young player. I wish you luck."
However, viewers were left cringing after the presenter enjoyed some cheeky banter.
One wrote: "Is Brad trying to flirt with Phoebe?", while another added: "Does Brad fancy Phoebe?"
Another posted: "Brad is giving excessive praise to Phoebe."
"Is this Phoebe dating Bradley's son, or is she his next door neighbour's daughter?…" joked a third.
Phoebe managed to make £3,000 in the cash builder, but took the Chaser's offer of £1,000.
Lee, Phoebe and Gillian made it through to the final chase with a total of £4,000, but were eventually caught with seconds to go.
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