Anne Hegerty of The Chase Surprised to Learn Queen Elizabeth II Is Her Cousin

Viewers of ITV’s DNA Journey were stunned to discover The Chase star Anne Hegerty had Royal connections from her mother’s side.

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Anne Hegerty learned more about her family history on ITV’s DNA Journey

The Chase star Anne Hegerty was surprised to discover she was related to royalty when she searched her family history on ITV’s DNA Journey on Monday.

The quiz genius, 63, discovered she was the 19th cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, 95, and that King Robert the Bruce was her 20-time grandfather.

Although this revelation shocked Anne somewhat, she revealed that her grandmother had told her this before, but she did not believe it.

Speaking to the show’s historian, Chaser said: “Wow, that’s great. But my grandmother was the biggest liar.

“My aunt says she’s a romantic and she weaves life a little, so I always felt that anything from my grandmother had to be seasoned with a pinch of salt.”

Anne Hegerty is the Queen’s 19th cousin


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It is found that Anne is related to the Hayes family on her mother’s side. One of the family members married the King’s daughter Princess Elizabeth in 1370.

Anne continued: “My mother was always very much against the idea of ​​someone knowing about their ancestors. She would say, ‘It doesn’t prove anything, honey. “

“As a child, I was always curious about these things and my mother was always very repressed.

“I think it’s because being with my mom is a bit of a luxury, and she thinks I’m going to grow up to be a terrible snob.

“But I grew up to be a terrible snob, so there’s really nothing to hide.”

And her co-star, Shaun Wallace, joked that he refuses to call her Queen Anne from now on.

Anne, who became known as The Governess on the quiz show, revealed last month that she had to withdraw from the new Beat The Chasers series after catching Covid.

The former I’m A Celebrity star had to turn to filming for the spin-off series alongside her co-stars Mark Labbett, Jenny Ryan, Paul Sinha, Shaun Wallace and Darragh Ennis, and took to Twitter to reveal who will be. replace her.

Anne with fellow Chasers


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Viewers of the show will now see Issa Shultz, from the Australian version of The Chase, taking her place temporarily.

Anne wrote: “Sorry, I’ve contracted Covid-19 so I won’t be filming this #BeatTheChasers series.

“The amazing @Issa25 will follow in my footsteps and I’m looking forward to seeing it when it airs later this year. I feel fine, but I’m still optimistic! (In every way).”

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