Anne Hegerty

Quiz expert and Aspergers awareness campaigner

Anne is best known as a Chaser on the quiz show The Chase, in the UK and Australia, which requires her to out-wit contestants as they try to amass winnings. So good is she that Anne has earned the moniker ‘The Governess’ from the host Bradley Walsh.

Initially a local reporter and ghostwriter, Anne has a phenomenal skill at quizzes which has led to two appearances on Mastermind, as well as appearances on the programmes Fifteen to One, Today’s the Day and Brain of Britain. She also reached the semi-final of the second series of Are You an Egghead?. 

In 2010 Anne landed a regular slot on The Chase, becoming a regular personality on our screens. In 2015 she went international, joining The Chase Australia. Anne also hosts Britain’s Brightest Family.

In 2005 Anne was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, and she has spoken publicly about how her neurodivergence fuels her desire to learn huge amounts of information – leading to her success. Anne was ranked 18th in the UK quiz rankings in January 2018, and 65th in the World Quizzing Championships in 2017. Her career has gone from strength to strength with appearances on well known television programmes such as I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here, various pantomimes around the country and a guest spot on BBC Radio 4’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue.

Anne’s success has led her to be featured regularly by The National Autistic Society, along with a number of television appearances, and interviews in national and international news about life with Asperger’s.

She also has over 126K followers on Twitter making her a widely respected and influential voice in the quizzing and autistic communities across the world.