Animal rights charities have hit out at ITV for filming the stars of The Chase swimming with captive dolphins.

Anne Hegerty, Shaun Wallace and Mark Labbett are shown visiting the Dolphin Research Centre in Florida, US, as part of their The Chasers Road Trip: Trains, Brains and Automobiles.

In scenes which aired last Thursday, they were seen getting in the water to swim with the animals – sparking a storm of protest.

And Audrey Gaffney of The Ethical Bucket List said: “The show has a very naïve interpretation of a research sanctuary.

The Chasers accused of cruelty after swimming with dolphins for ITV’s Road Trip – Mirror Online