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Alan Carr Says People Thought The Chase's Anne 'The Governess' Hegerty Was His Mum

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Alan Carr Says People Thought The Chase's Anne 'The Governess' Hegerty Was His Mum

What do Alan Carr and Anne Hegerty have in common? Well, they're both on the telly, they both have four letter first names beginning with A, and they're related.

OK that last one isn't true, but that's what a lot of people thought, according to Carr.

Is there a resemblance? Not really. Credit: PA
Is there a resemblance? Not really. Credit: PA

The 44-year-old did a sketch with The Chase star in 2016 for Stand Up To Cancer, in which The Governess pretended to be his mum; however, many didn't twig that it was all just a bit of a daft laugh.

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Asked what gameshows he likes to watch in his spare time, the Alan Carr's Epic Gameshow host told PA: "I like The Chase. Did you hear those rumours, people thought The Governess was my mum?

"We did a jokey thing and I pretended she was my mum - and then people thought she actually was my mum."


Any Carr fan will tell you he is actually the son of former Northampton Town player and manager Graham Carr, while Hegerty has no children - something she's quite glad about.

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According to Daily Express, she said: "I used to mind that that didn't seem to be going to happen. But to be perfectly honest, I do actually feel I've rather dodged a bullet.

"If there's a kid in my house, I'll make sure they don't stick their fingers in the electric sockets or break anything.

"I prefer other people to have kids and lend me them and I can hand them back."

As for Carr, he's just excited to be getting out of his gaff.

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Carr is well over lockdown. Credit: PA
Carr is well over lockdown. Credit: PA

He said: "I've regressed to being 13-year-old Alan. So, I've done a lot of bird watching, and then jigsaws, which I'm getting through like one a week.

"I mean, it's so boring. This lockdown has definitely been a bit harsher, especially January, February.

"I'm normally a very upbeat, optimistic person, but even I was going, 'When is this ever going to end?'

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"And then you get a little taster of what might have been, there's whisperings that you might be able to go on holiday, and then you're uplifted - and then it's a £5,000 fine if you do go abroad."

Chin up Alan, the worst is behind us now.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: anne hegerty, TV and Film, Celebrity, the chase

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