The 55-year-old brain box has climbed the ranks to be one of the toughest chasers to beat and viewers love to watch him trying to triumph over contestants.
Nicknamed The Beast, Mark has appeared on The Chase since the show launched in 2009 and he’s also gone on to star on Australian and US versions of the show.
With his very impressive level of general knowledge it’s no surprise he’s been a contestant on some of the UK television most prestigious shows including Egghead, Mastermind, and University Challenge.
But let’s turn our attention to when Mark appeared on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire in 2006.
Introduced as a supply teacher, from Wales, even joked with host Chris about his daunting appearance, saying that the kids he taught called him by monster names.
“Hulk, Godzilla – basically any time there’s a monster flick, for some reason that’s what my name becomes,” said the Chaser.
“I can’t intimidate kids,” he said, “but I can intimidate adults very easily.”
During the show Mark had breezed through the questions to win the £32k cash prize when he was asked the following question: “The best-selling novel ‘Miss Smilla’s Feeling For Snow’ is set chiefly in which country?”
After using his remaining 50/50 lifeline, he answered Canada which was incorrect as Denmark was the right answer.
Despite missing out on a chance to double his money to £64k, Mark went home with a cool £32k.
Mark also admitted to hoping his performance on the show would “improve his luck with the ladies”.
Since his appearance on the ITV quiz show, the former teacher has undergone a transformation.
The dad-of-one has shown off the results of his staggering 10-stone weight loss, after being inspired to make a change to his lifestyle after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2017.
After getting his shock health diagnosis, Mark vowed to turn his life around and get fit.
Fast forward nearly four years and the brainbox has lost 10 stone and regularly keeps his 22.4k Instagram followers updated with his progress.
*The Chase airs on ITV weekdays at 5pm
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