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Michael Bolton's Northern Ireland superfan loses The Chase but host Walsh makes her dream to meet star come true

Fan wanted to win £4k to meet the star

She may not have won The Chase - but what she got instead was even better.

A Northern Ireland contestant on the programme which aired this week may have looked familiar as she has already been on television.

Michael Bolton superfan Christine (29) from Co Down appeared on the quiz programme on Wednesday night.

And her reason for taking part was slightly different to others. She wanted to win £4,000 to buy an encounter with the singer.

But she explained that to do so you have to go to LA.

But unfortunately she didn't have success on the show and she was set to go home with nothing.

Until host Bradley Walsh stepped in.

Christine told the host: "I like a bit of crosswords and quizzing and Michael Bolton - a big love of mine.

"I've seen him live twice and touched his hand both times."

But the programme was filmed while Walsh was hosting The Nightly Show and as luck would have it, Bolton was one of his guests.

He arranged for Christine to come on the show and have a candlelit dinner with him.

However Christine and Michael's encounter had already aired.

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