A CONTESTANT on The Chase has tragically died just a week after her episode was aired by ITV.
Debbie's husband confirmed the heartbreaking news after she passed away following a battle with cancer.
He wrote in a Facebook group: "Debbie, who was on the Chase on [Wednesday] and who Sean [sic] flirted with sadly lost her 17 year battle with cancer last week.
"She was my beautiful wife and it was tough to see but at the same time lovely to see her how she was.
"It was filmed about three years ago. She was one of the last to be filmed before lockdown.
"She had breast cancer 14 years before this that had been away for a number of years, but about a year after she filmed this it came back in her bones and then in her brain."
Debbie went toe-to-toe with Shaun Wallace, also known as The Dark Destroyer, on the popular ITV quiz show.
The Chaser cheekily flirted with her after she won £5,000 for her team in the cash builder.
His greeting to Debbie caused host Bradley Walsh to remark: "What was that?"
She then told the quizzer "hello Shaun", before adding: "See I wasn't being flirty was I?"
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But Shaun ended up catching Debbie in the head-to-head – meaning she did not make it through to the final round.
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