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15 February 2019 21:32

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Angry Hunted viewers launch GoFundMe after Channel 4 show's 'fixed' finale

Disappointed fans of the Channel 4 show Hunted have taken matters into their own hands after all the contestants were caught in a dramatic finale that they called a 'sham'. The show pits 'fugitives' against a team of detectives in a bid to win £100,000 if they can stay away for the full 25 days but for the first time ever, no-one managed the feat. All those still on the run were apprehended just before the extraction point, angering fans watching at home, reports Birmingham Live. Following the last episode of season four on Thursday (February 14), four separate fundraising pages have been set up on GoFundMe for various contestants who were 'robbed'. This year's extraction point took place on a car park roof in Birmingham, believed to be on top of the Bullring Debenhams store.

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HUNTED'S ruthless tracker Peter 'The Chief' Bleksley has announced he is quitting the show after it was slammed as a 'fix'. Peter, who was known as The Chief, said he was bowing out after managing to catch every last one of the fugitives on the civilian version of the show. Peter wrote: "Finally after six challenging series, we achieved our long held ambition for a clean sweep. (Channel 4 images must not be altered or manipulated in any way) Channel 4 Picture Public 6 The former detective led the team of trackers on Hunted However, viewers last night claimed it was "impossible" for this series' fugitives to get away - and suggested the show was 'fixed'. One tweeted: "Invested 6 hours of my life on this year's #Hunted for a security guard to give away the extraction location and make it impossible for anyone to win." Most read in TV & Showbiz 'ALIVE IN OUR HEARTS' Jedward's mum Susanna dies after long battle with cancer un-beale-ievable EastEnders' Hetti Bywater hits back at rude trolls who skinny-shamed her Exclusive MRS BROWN'S BUOYS Love Island's Ellie Brown had secret boob job and loves her new breasts Exclusive BRIDE & BLOOM Orlando Bloom proposed to Katy Perry at surprise bash & asked both parents chased out The Chase's Jenny Ryan kicked out of a train carriage by Dean Gaffney 'PUNCHING' Johnny Vaughan shares first picture with stunning younger girlfriend on holiday FOWL MOUTHED Maria Fowler begs fans not to troll Kady McDermott over 'vile daughter' slur Spoiler KEATING'S FLEET First glimpse at Ronan Keating's daughter Missy performing on The Voice DIRTY CON True story of Netflix's Dirty John who seduced women & sent nudes to their family COMING CLEAN Ben Foden ADMITS cheating on Una Healy but says it's not only reason for split (Channel 4 images must not be altered or manipulated in any way) CHANNEL 4 PICTURE PUBLIC 6 Ferocious Peter was known on the show as The Chief Hunters catch ALL fugitives for the first time ever on Hunted Fans of Channel 4's Hunted have blasted the show, claiming its finale was 'fixed'.

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The final episode of the series aired last night (February 14) and left many viewers raging after contestants lost the game of cat and mouse. The widely-viewed show offers a prize pot for anyone who remains out of sight and makes it to a designated extraction point in time for the final episode. For the first time in the show's history, Hunted saw none of the contestants win as MI5 operatives successfully tracked down each of them. Now fans are furious, branding the show a "waste of time", and a GoFundMe page has been set up to get contestants the money they "deserved", Birmingham Live reports. For the first time in the show's history, all the Hunted contestants were caught meaning no-one took home the £100,000 prize.

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Far from praising the Channel 4 show's detectives, fans have shown their anger by launching a series of fundraising pages to give money to the 'deserved' winners. Three 'fugitives' managed to avoid capture for the full 25 days only to be caught in the last moments while trying to board a helicopter on a carpark roof, reports Birmingham Live. Frank got closest to winning, with his brother Harry caught just moments previously and three of the pages have been created to give money to the pair. "Feel very sorry for this season's #hunted contestants who put themselves through all of that, with the producers knowing full well that the extraction was impossible," another angry viewer tweeted. "What is the point in the guys been hunted, lasting the full time only to be at the very last minute when they get to the extraction point be ambushed by the hunters.

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"The convenient way the hunters "figured" out the extraction point. Hunted Chief Peter Bleksley has confirmed he has quit the show, after his team captured all the fugitives for the first time in Thursday's heart-stopping finale. Taking to Twitter the former undercover policeman told fans that there was nothing more he could achieve on the show after finally landing a clean sweep, but insisted he has no plans to retire. It comes as viewers took to Twitter following the series end to brand the show a fix with many complaining the rooftop extraction point in Birmingham was impossible to reach. Leaving: Hunted chief Peter Bleksley has confirmed he has quit the show, after his team captured all the fugitives for the first time in Thursday's heart-stopping finale Iconic: Peter previously worked as a detective for Scotland Yard before joining Hunted, and since leaving force has also become a successful author Unhappy: It comes as viewers took to Twitter following the series end to brand the show a fix, after all the fugitives were hunted down for the first time ever 'Finally I would like to thank the fans of the show, all of them, but particularly those who have taken the time to reach out to me, whether than be via social media, in the street, or through other means.

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Peter has featured on Hunted since its first series in 2015, and after first appearing was Depute Chief, was soon promoted to lead the large team that tracked down the fugitives as they spent weeks on the run. Wrong: Fans were furious that the final three fugitives were caught before reaching the extraction, with many accusing the hunters of cheating Devastated: Frank (left) was caught just feet from the extraction point becoming the last one to be caught and missing out on the £100,000 prize money Hunted's fourth series came down to a nail-biting finish on Thursday as three hunters were still in the running upon reaching Birmingham, under the knowledge that they had to catch a helicopter from the top of the Bull Ring shopping centre to scoop their share of £100,000 prize. And as Frank made it to the roof he was soon surrounded by hunters and was caught just second before the helicopter made it to the car park. While the clean sweep sparked cheers of celebration from the hunters, viewers were furious that no one would scoop the prize money, with others claiming the show was fixed as it was impossible for the fugitives to reach the extraction point. The hunters caught the entire team of fugitives for the first time since the show began in 2015 No luck: Many fans complained on social media that it was impossible for the fugitives to reach the helicopter, which was in the heart of the Birmingham city centre Irate: Many fans took to social media to claim that the show was fixed, as the fourth series of the Channel 4 cult favourite came to an end Totally unfair to have an extraction point where CCTV is covering every angle to feel sorry for Frank and Nate they deserved to win.' Hunted fans were left fuming last night, as all the fugitives were caught while trying to get to the extraction point.

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After four weeks on the run six fugitives remained and their mission in the final episode was to get to the extraction point in Birmingham city centre. They had 24 hours to get to the point to grab their £100,000 prize money, but the hunters played dirty. But one of the fugitives - Frank - got very close to the extraction point but was eventually caught by the hunters - meaning that no one won the prize money this year. However fans were quick to slam the show for the "impossible" task - as the Hunters appeared to know where the extraction point was. Another said: "I think the only way Frank could've got on that helicopter would've been to sprout a set of wings and fly himself!! And a third said: "Really harsh to have the extraction point in a city centre, practically setting them up for failure."

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