The Chase's 'Beast' found out he married his cousin after their wedding

scandal 02/04/2019

Not exactly what you want to be finding out after your wedding...

This week, The Chase star Mark Labbett, who goes by 'Beast' on the show, had his marriage thrown into the spotlight after news broke that his wife, Katie had cheated on him.

 At the same time, it was also revealed that the couple are actually cousins.

Speaking with the Loose Women panel, the chaser said "It wasn’t something we were aware of at the time — it was one of those things that happened.”

Katie and Mark's dads are first cousins, making the pair second cousins.

Mark went on to say "I had been a single man for a long while, so I was getting used to the idea of being on my own. Especially as a bachelor, we can get pretty selfish. You get used to doing what you want to do all of the time."