A mum took on “The Beast” of the quiz world when she appeared on television.
Jo Snook, 42, of Kent Gardens, Braintree, took on quizmaster Mark Labbett on the ITV show The Chase, which was aired on Friday evening. 

The mum-of-two was only able to tell people she would be would be on the show last week after filming the clip in July.

She watches the show with her husband Ben and decided to apply herself.
She said: “You sit there shouting ‘it’s this it’s that’ so we looked it up and saw they were taking applications.”
The post-natal administrator then had to complete a telephone interview and quiz before heading to Cambridge for an audition, where hopefuls were put to the test.
Mrs Snook passed the audition stage and went on to compete on the show, which is hosted by Bradley Walsh.