Celebrity Hunted viewers gutted as Nicola Thorp becomes first star to get caught in ‘easiest ever capture in show’s eight year history’ after going on the run with boyfriend Nikesh Patel
Celebrity Hunted viewers were left gutted on Tuesday night as Nicola Thorp became the first star to get caught.
Fans branded the it the ‘easiest ever’ capture as the former Coronation Street star, 34, was found at a Birmingham hotel after going on the run with her boyfriend Nikesh Patel.
Nicola teamed up with Nikesh early in the episode, with the pair agreeing to work together.
Hours after she dashed across the country to reunite with Nikesh, she made the decision to go on live television and presenter her Talk TV show.
Rather than keeping a low profile, Nicola phoned her bosses and asked them to send a car with a burner phone.
End of the road: Celebrity Hunted viewers were left gutted on Tuesday night as Nicola Thorp (pictured) became the first star to get caught
Caught! Fans branded the it the ‘easiest ever’ capture as the former Coronation Street star, 34, was found at a Birmingham hotel after going on the run with her boyfriend Nikesh Patel
In doing so she revealed both her location and where she was heading to.
The hunters raced to follow her and followed her on foot after setting their sights on her.
Nikesh watched hopelessly from a distance as she was chased down, as he was unable to reveal his location in a bid to stay in the competition.
‘Nicola looking right at the hunter through the window!’, one person wrote on Twitter.
While someone else posted: ‘Nikesh only just met up with Nicola and she’s been caught.’
‘Nicola caught Nikesh not well hidden behind a cardboard box!’, wrote someone else.
While someone else wrote: ‘Nicola making a call…using a phone….thats already being tracked by the Hunters…Great.’
Another disappointed viewer tweeted: ‘Hmmmm I wonder who will win #celebrityhunted?! Can’t believe Nicola was caught.’
Mixed emotions: Viewers seemed both gutted and baffled after Nicola was the first star to be caught
While someone else shared: ‘Awww no. Gutted at Nicola getting caught. Catch Acaster as well please.’
Nicola was part of an all star line-up for this year’s Celebrity Hunted.
The cast also includes 31-year-old former Olympic snowboarder Aimee Fuller and life coaches and therapists Nik and Eva Speakman, aged 61 and 53 respectively.
Comics Ed Gamble, 37, and 38-year-old James Acaster as well as YouTuber and former Strictly Come Dancing star Saffron Barker, 22, appear.
All stars: Nik and Eva Speakman, Aimee Fuller and Katya Jones, Ed Gamble and James Acaster, Saffron Barker and Bobby Seagull, Nicola Thorp are taking part in Celebrity Hunted
Broadcaster Bobby Seagull, 39, is also in the 10-strong line-up.
Producer Tom Hutchings said of this year’s series: ‘Get ready for the adventures of our best set of celebrity fugitives ever as we release them, for the first time, in epic prison break-out style!
‘Expect the unexpected as our fugitives enlist the help of their celebrity friends, hide out in the most daring locations and get chased around the UK by our fearless team of Hunters, headed up by Chief Lisa Theaker.’
Commissioning editor for factual entertainment at Channel 4, Ian Dunkley, added: ‘We are delighted to be bringing back one of the most thrilling nationwide chase games with an esteemed group of celebrities supporting the amazing efforts of Stand Up to Cancer.’