I’m A Celebrity 2018 Anne Hegerty: Age, The Chase and is she married?

15 November 2018, 15:45

Anne Hegerty on I'm A Celeb
Anne Hegerty is taking on her biggest challenge yet on I'm A Celeb. Picture: ITV

The Chase’s Anne Hegerty is about to take on her biggest challenge in the I’m A Celebrity jungle but who is she? Everything you need to know about her autism and ‘husband’.

Anne Hegerty, best known for her role on ITV’s The Chase is taking on her biggest challenge yet on I’m A Celebrity 2018 alongside actress Rita Simons and singer Fleur East.

Famous for playing The Governess, the public are about to see a whole different side to the 60 year old - so who is Anne?

Here’s everything you need to know about the quiz master from whether she’s married with a husband to her battle with autism:

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Is Anne Hegerty married with a husband?

The Chase star is not married and her husband is not as the internet would claim to be Jake Hester.

No one is quite sure where the rumour came from but when talking about her Wikipedia profile Anne tweeted once: “It’s not particularly [correct]. Is it still claiming I’m married to someone called Jake Hester? I’ve given up trying to correct it.”

Anne Hegerty and autism

The TV star only recently opened up about her coping with autism as she admitted she wasn’t diagnosed until she was 46.

Anne Hegerty was diagnosed with autism at 46
Anne Hegerty was diagnosed with autism at 46. Picture: PA

On an interview on Loose Women she said: “I just need everything to go quiet, people to stop bothering me...I'm never lonely and rarely bored. The most boring thing would be to be with people who just don't shut up!”

Anne Hegerty on The Chase

Best known as The Governess on the show, Anne has become one of the UK’s best-known quiz masters.

She has also starred on Brain of Britain and took on the World Quizzing Championships where she came 65th.