A BORDERS man made an appearance on a popular TV quiz show last week.

Mark Wilson, who was the communications and marketing manager at Scottish Borders Council, but now works with the internal communications department with the SQA, was a contestant on ITV’s The Chase on Friday evening.

The programme, although filmed in September 2021, was aired on Friday, February 4 at 5pm.

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The 36-year-old, who is originally from Peebles, said: “It was all good fun.

“It was filmed in September so it was strange watching it back.

“It was a good experience.”

As the first player up, Mark was asked by host Bradley Walsh what he would do if he won any money. Mark explained that he is a WWE wrestling fan, and would like to see Wrestlemania – a live event – in the USA.

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In the ‘Cash-builder’ round, Mark answered seven questions correctly, earning him £7,000 to play with against the Chaser, Anne Hegerty – ‘The Governess’.

Although Mark made it back to his team in one piece, for the ‘Race Against the Chaser’ Mark was joined only by fellow contestant Jo.

“It was tough with two people,” Mark said. “Anne was on fire.”

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The duo answered an impressive 16 questions correctly between the two of them, however their efforts were no match against The Governess who matched their total with more than 40 seconds to spare.