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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.

REV­E­LA­TION: Armstrong

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