The Chase's Anne Hegerty hints at her future as The Governess

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21 Nov 2022, 13:09

Anne Hegerty on The Chase

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The Chase star Anne Hegerty has hinted at her future on the ITV staple, and explained why she was oblivious to how successful the series would really be. 

The ITV quiz show has been a part of the daytime schedules since 2009, boasting 15 series and over 2000 episodes since its inception. 

Anne has starred as The Governess since 2010, joining the likes of The Beast, Mark Labbett, and The Vixen, Jenny Ryan. 

Spawning five spin-offs, celebrity editions, Christmas specials and international versions, it’s clear to see The Chase isn’t going anywhere, and Anne wants it that way. 

Speaking to at the TV Choice Awards earlier this month, Anne shared that she regularly has to pinch herself over the incredible success of the show. 

She explained: “I was so naive about television that I did think it would be a success, I just didn't think it'd be as huge of a success. I didn't really know what ratings generally looked like. I had to be told, ‘this is really good and we've got something very special here.’ So I felt it was special, because I just really always enjoyed doing it, I still do.”

Speaking of staying, Anne confirmed she isn’t going anywhere as the stoic Governess. 

“I fully intend to stick around for years and years. If they'll have me, absolutely.” Anne admitted, to the relief of fans everywhere. 

Elsewhere, the I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! alum called herself 'the anti-Matt Hancock' after reflecting on her own time in the jungle. 

The telly star was a fan-favourite while in Down Under in 2018, and is now watching on as a new batch of stars try out the stomach-churning Bushtucker trials she had to endure. 

The likes of Boy George, Mike Tindall and former Health Secretary Matt Hancock are currently battling against all the creepy crawlies Australia has to offer.

She shared: “I just kind of sat there and cried occasionally, everybody loved me. Matt is in there, smashing it, and everybody hates him.”

“I'm actually not watching [I’m A Celeb], what I'm doing is keeping up what everyone else's saying about it. I'm a reader rather than a watcher. So I'm seriously tempted to vote for [Hancock] to stay in just because of how much it would p*** everyone off.”

The Chase airs daily on ITV1 while I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! contines nightly at 9pm.,