The hunt paid tribute to a recent deceased candidate.
Mike Johnson, who appeared on both The hunt and its spin-off prime-time ITV show Defeat the hunters, recently died of undisclosed causes.
A post on The hunt The Instagram account broke the sad news, with a statement reading: “We are deeply saddened by the news of the death of Mike Johnson.
“A fantastic Defeat the hunters and chase away candidate, our hearts go out to Mike’s family and friends at this very difficult time. Bradley, the Chasers and the production loved meeting and spending time with Mike and making him part of the Beat the hunters & The hunt family.”
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During a recent appearance on the show, Mike explained that he was trying to earn money to take his 5-year-old daughter to visit her grandmother in Trinidad because they couldn’t return. visit for some time.
Mike put in a huge effort, but ultimately lost the £ 10,000 prize pool to hunters Anne ‘The Governess’ Hegerty, Darragh ‘The Menace’ Ennis and Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett with just 13 seconds on the clock.
Darragh Ennis paid tribute to Mike following news of his passing, as he wrote on Instagram: “Such a sad loss. A really fun and entertaining candidate.”
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It has been a sad time to The hunt, as another contestant – Pete Green – died in a house fire before his episode aired earlier in the year.
Paul ‘The Sinnerman’ Sinha shared his sympathies on social media for the loss of Green when his episode aired on Monday, September 20.
“Saddened to hear that today’s Pete de Chase has since passed away under horrific circumstances,” Sinha tweeted. “A true gentleman, a warm, engaging and very entertaining opponent.”
The hunt broadcast weekdays at 5 p.m. on ITV.
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