Anne Hegerty from The Chase has revealed how she received her nickname 'The Governess'

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Friday, 12 October 2018, 3:44PM
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Whilst on The Chase, Bradley Walsh has called Anne Hegerty a number of things including Frosty Knickers and The Governess.

During an appearance on Countdown, Anne opened up to Nick Hewer and explained how she got the second, more iconic nickname.

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Anne said: “Well, originally I was going to be called The Headmistress and then during rehearsals, Bradley started calling my The Governess.

“I said to the producers, ‘Can I be called that instead?’ I think I said, ‘It’s more kinky’.”

Anne mentioned how The Governess meant that she could portray more of a 'free agent' character.

“What I meant was a Governess is more of a free agent.

“She’s not got Ofsted breathing down her neck. Originally she was going to be creepier than she turned out.