The Chase's 'Beast' Mark Labbett angers fans by urging them to refuse coronavirus lockdown before blocking them

THE Chase's Mark Labbett has blocked fans who questioned his intelligence after he called for people to refuse a second lockdown.

Mark, 55, went on a blocking spree on Sunday afternoon after he caused an uproar by tweeting: "#SayNoToLockdown".

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The quiz genius was instantly swamped with backlash as fans questioned his logic on flouting any rules around Covid-19.

One asked: "What's more important, kids being back at school or pubs, restaurants and cafes being open? Because at the moment, with both, we're going into the winter with 6,000 cases every day and the 'R' well above 1."

Another said: "With the anti lockdown attitude Mark is currently displaying, it will be a bloody long time before Beast & Governess make their return to #TheChaseAus. We miss you dearly, but this wretched COVID needs to be brought under control first, sadly."

And one more sighed: "Come on Mark. Poor from you"

But other fans took a swipe at the The Chase star's brainpower, prompting Mark to take action.

He tweeted later on Sunday: "Blocking a lot of people this afternoon. Politics is all about discussion/argument but questioning my intelligence is pretty counterproductive #SayNoToLockdown"

And one cheeky follower replied: "Remind me of your IQ….?"

Top scientists Chris Whitty and Patrick Vallance will address the nation today at 11am to discuss new coronavirus measures.

They are expected to explain the current situation on how the virus is spreading and will set out “potential scenarios” for the months ahead.

Prof Whitty will say in the address set to start at 11am: “The trend in the UK is heading in the wrong direction and we are at a critical point in the pandemic.

“We are looking at the data to see how to manage the spread of the virus ahead of a very challenging winter period.”

It comes as The Sun reported last week that pubs could face a 9pm curfew should the government's 'Rule of Six' fail to sufficiently reduce transmission.

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