Anne Hegerty is a British journalist and media personality famously known for being one of the chasers on the ITV game show The Chase as well as The Chase Australia. She has been a prominent figure since its inception in 2010. Asides from being a TV host, Anne participated in the popular reality TV show I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here in 2018. She began her career during the ‘80s and has been active for over three decades and counting. Learn more about the TV quiz specialist below.
Anne Hegerty’s Bio (Age)
The stern quiz expert was born as Anne Solway Hegerty on the 14th day of July 1958 in Westminster, London, England. She was born to English parents Shirley Hegerty and her husband, Kenneth Hegerty. Sadly, her dad Ken passed on in September 2017 after suffering from a brief illness. Anne was raised in the Roman Catholic faith and she is equally a member of the Catholic Writers Guild. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Edinburgh University during the ‘80s.
At the early stages of her career, Anne worked as a journalist in London before she moved over to Manchester, England. She served as a writer as well as an editor for several UK publishing firms including the South Wales newspaper Argus. Upon arrival in Manchester, Anne continued working as an editor with one of the major publishing firms in Manchester. After a while, she was invited to be among the anchors of a new TV programme The Chase in 2010.
The Chase is an ITV network TV quiz show which involves contestants and chasers who attempt to stop them from winning the cash prize. Among the chasers are Anne Hegerty and Jenny Ryan as well as Shaun Wallace and Mark Labbett, among others. Anne joined the show during the second edition in 2010 and has remained one of the prominent stars of the show until now. Along with Shaun and Mark, Anne also stars in the Australian version of The Chase which airs on Seven Network since 2015.
Asides from The Chase, the journalist has appeared on other quiz shows including Brian of Britain, Today’s the Day, Are You an Egghead?, and Mastermind, among others. Interestingly, she was ranked second among women organizing World Quiz Championships in 2016. She has equally appeared in the Bolton Premiere Quiz League and was crowned the Brain of Bolton in November 2013.
Additionally, Anne Hegerty has appeared in a good number of Broadway performances including Cinderella (2015), Jack and the Beanstalk (2015), Beauty and the Beast (2016), and Aladdin (2017). Her other TV show includes Celebrity Juice and I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue in 2017. Currently, she has been the host of Britain’s Brightest Family since January 2018. She participated in the series I’m a Celebrity…Get Me out of Here! in November 2018. Unfortunately, she was the fifth contestant to be evicted from the show.
Without a doubt, the media personality has done a great job as a TV show host and has earned a fortune for herself. She has been receiving quite a substantial amount of salaries from her work on The Chase as well as her current show Britain’s Brightest Family. However, Hegerty’s salary earnings cannot be ascertained at the moment. As per her net worth, Anne Hegerty has not revealed any details regarding her net worth albeit it is said to be running in millions. We hope to keep you posted when we have the correct information regarding her exact salary and net worth.
Is Anne Hegerty Married, Who is Her Husband?
The British media star Anne Hegerty has been successful in her career; nevertheless, her fans have been itching to know if the TV host is married or not. Also, her sexuality has also been a thing of public scrutiny; there have been lots of speculations she could be gay. While these rumors are still flying around, it might interest you to know that the media star is not gay/lesbian. Apparently, Anne has never been married to a husband and is currently single at the moment.
Although she was rumored to have married her I’m a Celebrity co-star Jake Hester in 2015; however, it was only mere speculation as the duo were even surprised to hear of such news. Anne is still single and happy even though she doesn’t have a husband nor kids yet.