Anne Hegerty Biography
Anne Solway Hegerty is an English television personality who serves as one of the “chasers” on the ITV game show The Chase.
Anne Hegerty Age
She was born on July 14, 1958 in Westminster, London.
Anne Hegerty Education
She graduated from Edinburgh College and did her post grad at Cardiff.
Anne Hegerty Parents
Anne is the daughter of Shirley Hegerty and Kenneth Hegerty. Her father died in September 2017.
Anne Hegerty IQ
She has not revealed her IQ but she is regarded as one of the high-IQ “Chasers” on ITV game show The Chase.
Anne Hegerty Husband
Hegerty is not married but her wikipedia page claimed she was married to Jake Hester which she said was not true and had given up to correct it.
During her appearance on I’m a Celebrity she opened to her campmates about her ‘husband,’ who fans say she married in 2015, revealing: “I’ve stopped bothering. Wikipedia still says I’m married to someone called Jake Hester. I’ve got no idea who Jake Hester is.”
How Old Is Anne Hegerty Husband
She is not married.
Anne Hegerty Lesbian
Anne is not a lesbian but she told The Sun that females normally hit her up and she normally says to them, ‘I’m very flattered, but at the same time your gaydar is broken’.
Anne Hegerty The Chase
Anne is one of the “chasers” on the ITV game show The Chase alongside Mark Labbett, Shaun Wallace, Paul Sinha, Jenny Ryan and Darragh Ennis. She joined the show in 2010 and is nicknamed The Governess. Since 2015 she has also been a Chaser also in The Chase Australia.
In the quizzing world championship she is the second most successful woman (after Dorjana Širola from Croatia). In an episode aired on 15 April 2019, Hegerty went through the whole show without getting a question wrong. This was the first time in the history of the show that a British chaser had achieved that.
She has also appeared on other quiz shows, including Mastermind, Fifteen to One, Today’s the Day, Are You an Egghead? and Brain of Britain.
She began her career as a magazine writer and, later, magazine editor. In subsequent years, she also worked as an Editor for a major UK publishing house but retired from that job when she joined The Chase.
What Condition Does Anne Have?
Hegerty was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, a form of autism, in 2003 at the age of 45. She had lived with the condition since she was a child but was diagnosed after recognizing her symptoms on a TV programme.
Her agent and friend David Hahn told Closer magazine that her diagnosis has affected her dating life as she doesn’t pick up on the signals.
“Anne doesn’t pick up on the signals. If someone winked at her or flirted with her, she wouldn’t register that because of her Asperger’s. I think she’d really struggle with dating because of that. But she has a fantastic group of friends and I know she’ll form great friendships in the jungle.”
She also opened to OK! magazine revealing she struggles with physical intimacy.
“What I have found is that I do fall in love but it tends to not be with people I meet in real life, I fall in love with historical or fictional characters. People I can put a bit of distance between, I get overwhelmed in the presence of actual people and everything shuts down.I’ve found that with sex, too, it’s like I can’t be fully in it- that much intimacy, I almost zone out.”
Is Anne Hegerty Related to Mark Labbett
Anne and Mark Labbett are not related they are just castmates on The Chase. In June 2020, Mark joked that he was Anne’s evil twin after a Twitter user shared a snap of Mark in an advertisement and wrote: “@ITVChase why does @MarkLabbett look like Anne Hegerty in the mirror version of himself in your advert?”
Anne Hegerty Net worth
She has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
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