The latest instalment of the ITV quiz show saw retired head teacher Jay get knocked out when she failed to answer a question correctly about which British politician met US President Donald Trump first.
It read: "Who was the first UK politician to meet Donald Trump face-to-face after the 2016 US election?" but Jay chose Prime Minister Theresa May.
Flustered as her losing mistake dawned on her, the 63-year-old blurted: "I don't think of him as a politician, that's the trouble!"
Chaser Anne Hegerty, also known as The Governess, attempted to soothe the Skipton contestant by explaining that she must have been thinking that the question had meant "post-inauguration".
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I don't think of him as a politician, that's the trouble!
Yet viewers were more concerned that the player had made such an obvious jibe at the UKIP supporter, expressing their shock on Twitter.
"Glad she got put out after that slur against one of Britain's finest politicians #TheChase #GangofChase #twitterjury," one person snapped.
Another wrote: "Nigel Farage isn't a politician? Behave yourselves #thechase."
"Why's this woman on #TheChase ripping on @Nigel_Farage?" a puzzled fan asked, followed by: "How can she not know about Farage? The man is a legend. #thechase."
The Chase: Baffling contestant blunders
Wed, September 28, 2016
The Chase host Bradley Walsh and viewers alike are baffled by these contestant blunders.
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Some people were simply angry that the education consultant could have answered the current trivia question wrong, as one person said: "Jay had hard questions except for the Nigel Farage one, that was unforgivable getting that wrong #thechase."
Despite Jay's savage loss on the Bradley Walsh-led series, Berkshire contestant Daniel, 33, and student Laura, 24, made it to the final to win £11,000 after Anne's disastrous final chase saw the team execute six push backs.