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POINTLESS host Alexander Armstrong is secretly a fan of his telly rival.
Every weekday his BBC show goes head-to-head with The Chase on ITV in a tea-time battle for viewers.
Anne Hegerty, who stars on The Chase as brainbox Frosty Knickers, revealed: “I met Alexander at the National Television Awards and I told him I quite like Pointless. And he told me that he hates watching himself on TV so when Pointless comes on he switches over and watches The Chase instead!
“I thought it was nice of him to say so.”
Both Pointless and The Chase pull in very big ratings WHEN Joseph Brown and Jake Windass run into the path of an oncoming van Robert runs to save them – but is hit himself.
In dramatic scenes that will air on Monday chef Robert (Tristan Gemmill) is mowed down and smashes his head on the cobbles.
His frantic girlfriend Michelle (Kym Marsh) runs to his aid before he is rushed to hospital. – they regularly top three million viewers each. Anne added: “I think it’s good that we’ve got these two massive shows opposite each other. “We generally get higher ratings than Pointless but their ratings are still very good. “It’s great that two challenging quiz shows are on so people have something to watch that can give their brains something to chew on for a bit.” Both Pointless and The Chase have celebrity versions that air in plum Saturday night slots. Pointless Celebrities is airing at the moment and last weekend’s episode pulled in more viewers than X Factor with 4.9million of us watching.