Hegerty, Anne

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Hegerty, Anne Gender: F
Anne Solway Hegerty
born on 14 July 1958 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 21°54' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 28°13 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 11°29'

Anne Hegerty (2022)
photo: Meena, license cc-by-sa-4.0


English professional quizzer and television personality who has been a "chaser" on the ITV game show The Chase as "The Governess" since 2010, and was a contestant on the 2018 series of the ITV reality show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

As well as being in the UK version of The Chase, she has also been a Chaser on the Australian version of the show on the Seven Network since 2015.

Hegerty has made appearances on a number of other quiz shows, including Mastermind, Fifteen to One, Today's the Day, Are You an Egghead? and Brain of Britain. As of October 2016, she was ranked 55th (and second among women) in the World Quizzing Championships.

Hegerty has played various pantomime characters including the wicked stepmother in Cinderella, Fleshcreep in Jack and the Beanstalk, the Enchantress in Beauty and the Beast, and Blackweed in Jack and the Beanstalk.

Previously she was a freelance editor, an academic proofreader and journalist.

Hegerty lives in Manchester. She is a practising Catholic. She is autistic, which was not diagnosed until 2003 when she was 45.

In 2022, she featured on the ITV programme DNA Journey, when it was revealed that she is of Irish and Scottish descent, and is both a descendant of Robert the Bruce and a distant relative of Elizabeth II.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Ryan, Jenny (born 2 April 1982). Notes: Co-stars on UK TV game show "The Chase"


  • Health : Medical diagnosis 2003 (Asperger Syndrome)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes her on Twitter: "I was born 10 o'clock at night" [1], "Also Sue Lawley and Gerald Ford" (posted 14 July 2015, confiming 14 July also as her birthday) [2]. Year of 1958 and place of "Westminster, London" from England and Wales Birth Registration Index.


  • Traits : Body : Race (White, Irish and Scottish descent)
  • Traits : Mind : Exceptional mind
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Anti-social Personality (Autism/ Asperger syndrome)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Fundraiser
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Pantomimes)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star ("The Chase")
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Writers : Children's literature (Ghostwriter)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor
  • Notable : Awards : Other Awards (Quizzing)