The Chase: Anne ‘The Governess’ Hegarty hits back at fat-shaming Twitter trolls

Always one to respond with a witty comment, The Governess has revealed her response to Twitter trolls fat-shaming the Chasers

The Chase Anne 'The Governess' Hegarty

by Francesca Battson |
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The Chase is undoubtedly one of Britain’s (and our) favourite game shows on TV right now, and Twitter is always quick to get talking about the latest episode.

However – as we unfortunately are all well aware – Twitter is also a place where many go to judge others, and most notably for the way people look.

It was only recently that Jade Goody’s widower Jack Tweed took to the social network to post cruel messages about former girlfriend Chanelle Hayes – who proudly showed off her curvy figure on Loose Women.

But Anne ‘The Governess’ Hegarty doesn’t take Twitter trolling lightly – and recently admitted to tracking down some of the abusive messages people have been sending.

Speaking to The Express, Anne said: “I’m more defensive on behalf of the other Chasers than I am on my own behalf. You need to grow a thick skin.

“If someone asks, ‘Why are all the Chasers fat?’ you can say, ‘Body-shaming’s really hurtful and offensive!’.

But the sassy Chaser also brilliantly added: “Or you can say, “Because every time we get an answer right, we get a biscuit.”

We didn’t think we could love her anymore, but we love her response to those body-shaming her and fellow Chasers!

Co-star Jenny ‘The Vixen’ Ryan joined the ITV show in September 2015, but has also been hit by a lot of criticism.

The Chase Jenny 'The Vixen' Ryan

However, The Governess was quick to praise Jenny, insisting that viewers should give her more credit.

Explaining that some people don’t like change and that some viewers only want to see one female character, Anne revealed that The Vixen has more to her than meets the eye.

She said: “Some people claim she lacks charisma, which is hilarious for anyone who knows her: she plays the ukulele with a group called Nanukes of the North, and she’s writing a book!

“The Vixen’s perhaps a more subtle character than the Governess, and some people were expecting something a little more cartoony.”

But despite the trolls, Anne reassured viewers that she won’t be leaving The Chase anytime soon, saying it’s the “best job” she’s ever had.

The Chase airs on ITV at 5pm on weeknights.


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