The Chase’s Paul Sinha leads tributes as today’s contestant dies in house fire

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The Chase brainbox Paul Sinha has shared his heartbreak after hearing that the contestant from today's show has died.

Pete Green, who appeared on Monday night's episode, filmed a year before his death sadly died aged 72.

It's believed that Pete, also known as Pete Travis had died in June following a housefire, with his heartbroken family saying their memories will "carry us through the tough times ahead".

Ahead of his cash builder round, Pete introduced himself, stating that he was a medieval trader from Norfolk, who also worked several other jobs, including a scare-fest worker over the Halloween period.

Just hours after Pete's episode had aired and after hearing the news, Paul tweeted: "Saddened to hear that Pete from today's Chase has since passed away in horrible circumstances. A true gentleman, a warm, engaging and thoroughly entertaining opponent."

One of Paul's followers responded: "Pete was the Town Crier and lived about 500m from my house. It was a great shock to the local community. He had a great send-off with a horse-drawn procession through the town centre, with his family and Steam Punk friends following."

"That is really lovely to hear, Audrey," said Paul.

Shortly after Paul's tweet, his followers flocked to the comment section to share their condolences, with another pal of Pete's saying: "He was a character as we could all tell today you saw that too xxx I was lucky enough to know him and he loved his time on the chase and was so excited for his day out. I was lucky to be the florist to help give him the proper steampunk send-off he deserved xx [sic]."

"Yes everyone in Wymondham knew him, a great character and loved his quiz nights at the local pubs," tweeted another.

It was reported by the Eastern Daily Press that Pete's house on Damgate Street caught fire, between 9pm on June 26 and 3am on June 27.

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