Barrister gets question about the Bar wrong on ITV quiz show The Chase

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By Alex Aldridge on

Shaun Wallace of Great James Street Chambers has surprised viewers of ITV quiz show The Chase by fluffing an answer to a question about the Bar…

In fairness to Wallace, who famously won Mastermind in 2004, the question — from Friday’s show — was phrased rather strangely, with the criminal barrister asked: “Outer bar is a term used to describe what job”.

He was then presented with three options: ‘barrister’, ‘meteorologist’ and ‘waiter’ — and opted for ‘meteorologist’.

Still, kudos to Wallace for not complaining, and smoothly brushing off his failure to get the answer right with a quip:

“I’ve been a barrister for 28 years and I’ve never heard that term,” he said. “And I’m probably going to get sacked from the Bar Council now. My dreams of taking silk have just gone up in smoke.”