Have you ever spotted a celebrity at the bingo? Or perhaps you’ve been lucky enough to be a special event where one made an appearance?
Well, the latest story some bingo players can tell is that they met the star of ITV game show “The Chase” when they went to enjoy a game of bingo!
Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett recently made an appearance at the Mecca Bingo in Hartlepool.
He was there as part of a UK tour appearing at most Mecca Bingo sites – reading the numbers to customers and taking part in a nationwide quiz.
Mr Labbett said: “It’s the first time I’ve been to Hartlepool.
“I know about the football team and the Marina, but that’s as far as it goes, oh and something about a monkey.”
Jordan Crosby, 20, was in the club when Mark turned up last week.
“It’s great that Mecca can bring Mark to our club to challenge us, he’s very well known for being on The Chase and for his intelligence, so it’s great that us normal people get the chance to meet him.
“He was a nice man and we got pictures with him.”
We hope both Mark and those at the Mecca club enjoyed his visit!