Anne Hegerty admits they struggle to book celebrities for The Chase ‘They were terrified’

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The Chase star Anne Hegerty has admitted some celebrities are reluctant to appear on the competition series. Opening up about the “difficulty”, she admitted how many are worried they’ll appear stupid if they do.

As fans will know, taking on The Governess on The Chase is no mean feat.

Now the star has admitted some of the celebrities have found this intimidating.

She explained how ITV sometimes struggles to book stars for the show over worries they may appear “stupid”.

Anne said: “On Celebrity Chase we used to have difficulty getting celebs on because they were terrified of looking stupid.

“We’d say, ‘No you’ll be fine.'”

However, the star admitted she didn’t have the same problem with her latest show Britain’s Brightest Family.

She added to The Mirror: “Doing Britain’s Brightest Family was fun – but this one – Britain’s Brightest Celebrity Family – well it’s always cool to meet celebs.

“And I’d heard the names which is not the case on The Celebrity Chase.

“They take it seriously and it’s very entertaining.”

Despite the struggle to book stars for The Chase, there have been some famous faces over the years.

Among those who have featured include Anita Rani, Jordan Banjo, Jonathan Ross and Chris Packham.

Anne has recently been opening up about what she thinks the future of The Chase will be.

She said to Express.co.uk and other media how she thinks it will keep thriving.

The quiz master explained: “When the show first started, the idea was that it was going to run six months of the year.

“And then divided it would run the other six months of the year.

“Divided didn’t last that long because it was very quickly apparent that we were one of those shows that were getting the big ratings.”

She then added: “There have been so many other shows that have been tried out against us.

“Shows that were actually quite good in their own right, like Take on the Twisters and Five Minutes to a Fortune that just happened to be in the five o’clock slot.

“They really didn’t have a chance against us.”

She also took to Twitter earlier this week to speak out against people tweeting about her about working in Australia.

She penned to her 152,000 followers: “Just so you all know – anyone giving me a hard time about having a visa to work in Australia is being muted.

“Complain to the government if you like, but don’t guilt-trip me about it.”

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