THE Chase star Mark Labbett has hired a minder after revealing he is regularly sexually assaulted at gigs.
Brainbox Mark — dubbed the Beast — makes public appearances up and down the country.
But the 6ft 6in TV “chaser” said: “I can safely say on any given gig I get my a**e felt up to four times.
“Every gig I get sexually assaulted.
“The worst one, I was wearing jeans and the woman grabbed my meat and two veg through them.
“If I’d have done that to her I’d be in the cells.
“I felt violated.
“I’ve got a guy I work with now and he keeps an eye for me and will detect when something like that is going to happen.”
“I do a lot of student gigs and I get the young ladies who are only 19 or 20, I say, ‘love, leave me alone’.
Dad Mark, 56, who is single after splitting from wife Katie in 2020, also said: “I’m too busy for a relationship.”
He features in a new series of Beat The Chasers on ITV1 starting tomorrow.