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Paul Sinha issues defiant message as he admits ‘my typing has been slowed down by disease'


The Chase star Paul Sinha, 50, – known as The Sinnerman on the quiz show – was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2019. In his Twitter bio, he has warned he will block anyone who points out any mistakes in his tweets.

In view of his 179,000 followers, his bio reads: “My typing has been slowed down by a degenerative disease.

“If you have a go at typos or punctuation, I’ll count that as a block.”

Parkinson’s disease is a condition that affects the brain and movement.

It causes problems such as shaking and stiffness that get worse over time.

The three main symptoms include; involuntary shaking of particular parts of the body (tremor), slow movement and stiff and inflexible muscles.

Paul is one of the six chasers on the show alongside Mark Labbett, Jenny Ryan, Shaun Wallace, Darragh Ennis and Anne Hegerty.

Last year, he said he would quit the show if he felt he couldn’t keep up with answering questions at speed, due to his condition.

Speaking on Loose Women, he said: “I don’t know what my future is, I don’t know my timescale, I don’t know when I am gong to start deteriorating.

“I do know that when I stop answering questions at speed, The Chase won’t fire me, I’ll say, ‘It’s been a lovely journey, you’ve treated me very well, see you later’.”

He went on to say he had been trying to stay positive, adding: “Health is dependent on positivity, positivity increases your chances of wellbeing.”

The quizmaster added he didn’t have the option to be “mawkishly miserable” about his condition.

In his latest tweet, Paul told fans he will not be a part of Beat The Chasers season three.

He wrote: New episodes of Beat the Chasers are on their way.

“Unfortunately, I wasn’t well for the recordings and couldn’t join in this time around.”

But reassuring his fans he is now fine, he added: “I’m feeling much better now. X.”

The chaser didn’t share whether his illness was due to his Parkinson’s battle.

Many of his fans flocked to his post to send supportive messages.

One commented: “As long as you’re better mate. You’re an inspiration and can’t wait to see you on there again. We’re all behind you!”

“What a pity, it won’t be as much fun to watch without your one-liners, hope you’re feeling much better now xx,” a second commented.

A third added: “Really pleased to hear Beat the Chasers will be back, gutted you won’t be there though. Look after yourself.”

The Chase airs weekdays from 5pm on ITV. Weekend times vary. 


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